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Kings and queens


The varied tapestry of Great Britain’s history is made all the richer for the incredible stories of its kings and queens. 

For centuries people have been fascinated by royalty, from the controversy of Richard III to the tyranny and domination of Henry VIII through to the successful reign of the throne’s present occupant, Queen Elizabeth II. Past dynasties such as the Plantagenets, Tudors and Stuarts hold their own in terms of plots and intrigue – tales of wars, scandals and executions abound – but just as many monarchs are remembered for their tenacity, bravery and loyalty to the country they served.

Each monarch has a fascinating life story and we can learn so much about the history of our nation through these royal men and women and the way they ruled.

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