History In The Headlines

Category: Royalty

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Study Shows William Was Medieval England’s Most Popular Name

William was the most common male name by a wide margin in 13th-century England, according to an important medieval record known as the Henry III Fine Rolls.

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Did Blood Cause Henry VIII’s Madness and Reproductive Woes?

Biological factors may have caused Henry VIII’s madness and reproductive woes, new research suggests.

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Romances That Changed History

For better or for worse, these historic romances altered the course of history.

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In 17th-Century Letters, King of Spain Frets Over Jamestown

Colonial Williamsburg has acquired 17th-century letters in which Philip III of Spain worries about England’s establishment of Jamestown.