Monarchy Month News

The King Who Abdicated – Edward the Eighth

One of the most sensational events ever to affect the British Royal Family was made public on 11th December 1936, when the King of England, Edward VIII announced in a BBC radio broadcast that he had abdicated the throne to marry the woman he loved – the American socialite Wallis Simpson. The event produced a…Read more

A Marriage Proposal Declined – King Philip of Spain and Elizabeth 1 of England

King Philip II of Spain ruled over the Spanish empire from 1556 to 1598, a 42-year reign that almost entirely overlapped that of Queen Elizabeth I of England who sat in power from 1558 to 1603. This period was one of great political turbulence across Europe with three great powers of the time, England, France and Spain…Read more