Posts tagged ‘kings’

Eight Factoids About Britain’s Royal Baby

With most international media and the royal family celebrating the birth of the third in line to the British throne and the […]

07/24/2013. Category: famous. Tags:

Atlantis – the lost city

Atlantis (or Atlantica) was described in antiquity as a large island in the sea to the west of the known world (the […]

05/27/2013. Category: literature. Tags: ,

Dress worth $20 million

Marie de’ Medici (1575 – 1642) was a member of that famous Italian family and, as wife of Henry IV, queen of […]

09/14/2010. Category: money. Tags: , , , ,

English kings did not speak English for 300 years

Edward the Confessor grew up in Normandy, France while his half-brother Hardicanute was ruling England. At Hardicanute’s death in 1042, Edward took […]

08/16/2010. Category: famous. Tags: , ,

The pig organ

Louis XI ruled France from 1461-83. He was ugly, stingy, unscrupulous and underhanded. He is known as the Spider King because of […]

06/19/2010. Category: odd. Tags: , ,


1) How long did the Hundred Years War last? 116 years; from 1337 to 1453 2) Which country makes Panama hats? Ecuador […]

02/07/2010. Category: odd. Tags: , ,

British royal family changed surname in 1917

The British royal family changed their surname (last name) from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor in 1917. George V was king of England from […]

02/07/2010. Category: famous. Tags: ,

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