Henry Viii

The Crown: Your Cheat Sheet For Netflix's Must-Watch Royal Drama

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh...<p>Prince Philip actually only became a Prince of the United Kingdom in 1957, when it was announced that he'd be …

Royal Family

What Are the Perfect Book + Tea Pairings?

There are few things I love more than sitting down with a good book and a steaming mug of tea. If you’re a tea-loving bookworm like me, here are some …

Books

Seven Things You’re Doing Wrong At The Gym

To paraphrase satirical publication <i>The Onion</i>, it’s that time of year when the Earth’s successful completion of an orbit around the sun inspires us to …

Fitness

It’s the Ultimate TV Prize: An Unscripted Queen Elizabeth

LONDON — In the annals of television interviews, a drawing-room chat with a 91-year-old woman, watching home movies and offering occasional droll remarks, would not seem like edgy stuff.<p>But that all changes when the woman is Queen Elizabeth II.<p>“The Coronation,” a documentary on the 1953 ceremony to …

Royal Family

15 Disney Afternoon Cosplays Way More Attractive Than They Should be

The Disney Afternoon was a two-hour block of television pretty much everyone who grew up in the States during the ’90s can recall. It featured some …

Cosplay

16 Of The Best Things To Do In Cambridge, England

I have a proper soft spot for Cambridge and not just because Yaya studied there. Now, as with any city, there’s loads of places to see and the best …

Europe

The Tomb of Mary, Queen of Scots at Westminster Abbey

“<i>Mary Queen of Scots</i>”. These were the words I overheard from a visitor, passing their comment on the magnificent canopy tomb in the south aisle of …

Royal Family

The day Donald Trump first became a stable genius

<i>“….Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star…..</i><p><i>….to President of the</i> …

Donald Trump

Curry from the colonies: The incredible advice for young brides from Raj-era cookbooks

Interestingly named, and written for those who were still living in India, or were missing it, these books help understand daily life in colonial …

Charles Dickens

Our Royals History Watch List is Better Than Wikipedia

Like many people, I fell down a Wikipedia rabbit hole while watching The Crown. So what's a history nerd to do? Pull together a chronological watch …

Royal Family

How Steve Bannon struggles with unemployment

Tabatha Southey reveals a (completely fictional) transcript of a conversation between Bannon and an employment counsellor<p>In the end, history may …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump's first year as president: Fire, fury and fallout

The first year of the Trump presidency is littered with political corpses. But no demise has been more emblematic – poetic, even – than the downfall …

Donald Trump

Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I in their own words: 5 fascinating letters from Tudor monarchs

Short Title: 5 fascinating letters from Tudor monarchs When Henry VII and his successors put quill to paper, they left us a priceless insight into …

Anne Boleyn

She forced a crucifix down her ‘possessed’ daughter’s throat. Now, she’s convicted of murder.

Francisco Merlos is still haunted by the image of Geneva Gomez’s lifeless body covered in blood — his ex-girlfriend’s arms spread out as though she had been crucified, with a large crucifix on her chest, according to court documents.<p>He had come to the North McKinley Avenue house in Oklahoma City to …

Crime

Six review – Henry VIII's wives form girl band to take a pop at history

Arts theatre, London Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour and co tell their stories in a lively new musical that makes serious points about how women are erased from history<p>Everyone knows the old rhyme about Henry VIII’s wives: “Divorced, beheaded, died. Divorced, beheaded, survived.” Now, fledgling musical …

Anne Boleyn

'Maria Callas Live' Celebrates The Astonishing Range Of A Legendary Soprano

Callas, who died in 1977, was known for her ability to merge musical notes with complex feelings. Now Warner Classics has released a box set of her live recordings — including 20 complete operas.

Music

How Bannon’s influence over Trump has declined

Steve Bannon fancies himself as a student of history and an expert on the Tudors. He once likened himself to Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII’s right-hand …

Steve Bannon

John Dickerson begins CBS morning role — Bannon loses his Breitbart ‘weapons’ — Dossier author broke with FBI after NYT story — Trump lawyer sues BuzzFeed

<b>JOHN DICKERSON MAY BE BEST KNOWN</b> for his political reporting and analysis over the past two decades at Time magazine, Slate and CBS News. But the veteran journalist isn’t just a creature of the Beltway, noting that he also spent several years early in his career as a New York-based general …

Donald Trump

Lights, camera, Dublin - a film and TV lover's guide to Ireland's capital

Dublin is known more for its great literature than its cinematic epics but the movies do offer a way of getting under the city’s cultural skin without having to give <i>Ulysses</i> another try.<p>For many years Ireland and its capital have been home to a thriving film industry meaning there are plenty of …

Ireland

Trump Doesn't Know What 'Clean Dream Act' Means But He Thinks It Sounds Great

<i>Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.</i><p><b>Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover …

Dianne Feinstein

Wednesday's Morning Email: Judge Halts Trump Administration's Plan To Kill DACA

While a lawsuit proceeds.<p>TOP STORIES<p><i>(And want to get The Morning Email each weekday? Sign up here.)</i><p><b>FEDERAL JUDGE ORDERS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO KEEP DACA IN PLACE</b> While a lawsuit proceeds. In a meeting with congressional leaders Tuesday, President Donald Trump said he’d be open to a deal that would …

Award Shows

In search of the smile-high club

Beating boredom at 30,000 feet is an airline's next big challenge, writes Liam Lacey. And they hope to deliver with 3-D movie characters dancing on table trays, an experience of flying in apparently transparent airplanes and a limitless stream of customized entertainment<p>Shortly after takeoff from …

Airlines

Ode to My 2 Favorite Libraries: The British Library and the Newberry Library

My husband and I were sitting in the British Library cafe, staring at the edifice of bookshelves with beautifully bound books that went up several …

Harry Potter

Diarmaid MacCulloch · Something about Mary: The First Queen of England

Something about Mary<p>Diarmaid MacCulloch<p>Mary Tudor: The Tragical History of the First Queen of England by David Loades<br>National Archives, 240 pp, …

Anne Boleyn

Fact checking ‘The Crown’: Queen Elizabeth’s faith and her close relationship with preacher Billy Graham

One of the running themes throughout the Netflix show “The Crown” is the devout Christian faith of Queen Elizabeth, who is shown kneeling for prayer by her bedside as her husband jokingly teases her to offer one for him. The queen, after all, serves not just as head of state but head of the Church …

Royal Family

Why would Bannon compare himself with Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's adviser who was beheaded?

Who was Thomas Cromwell and why did former White House adviser Stephen K. Bannon compare himself to a beheaded adviser to a king?<p>A report emerged Tuesday that Bannon had compared himself to Cromwell, an ambitious adviser to King Henry VIII in the 16th century. Bannon, who was fired by President …

World History

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Rules of Survival', 'Death Road to Canada', 'Papa Pear Saga', 'Soccer Spirits', and More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. Okay, so last …

Anne Boleyn

Booked! Trump, staffers who cried Wolff and a week of fire and fury

When the Guardian published extracts of Fire and Fury, Washington was rocked. Now many are questioning the president’s chances of staying in the job<p>Portraits of Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt loomed watchfully. Five US senators with decades of collective experience stood in deference at their …

Donald Trump

10 Fascinating Documents From the Vatican Secret Archives

There are many dubious claims about what might lie hidden in the Vatican Secret Archives – from alien remains and time travel devices to prophecies …

Christianity

Saturday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles still have a lot to do

Hello, friends.There are now 82 days remaining until Orioles Opening Day. That’s quite a long time, really, and a lot can happen in 82 days... …

Baltimore Orioles