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Royal Weddings of the House of Windsor

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As the one-week countdown to the royal nuptials begins, get into the spirit with a look back at some of the House of Windsor’s most memorable weddings.


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.


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.


Romances That Changed History

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


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.