Explore Britain's royal history and heritage with exhibitions, event listings, features, news and web resources collected from museums, archives and historic sites across the UK.
In the tercentenary year of Louis XIV's death, the British Museum reveals the medals made for a man intent on being known as a Sun King whose rays would warm and illuminate the world.
A Magna Carta for the common(s) people: Cornelia Parker's Wikipedia Embroidery unveiled at British Library
Cornelia Parker’s major embroidery installation of Magna Carta is about to go on display at the British Library - here's a sneak preview.
A new statue of one of Scotland’s best known historical figures, Mary Queen of Scots, has been unveiled at the place of her birth in 1542, Linlithgow Palace.
Monster, villain and clown: Richard III tried to hide scoliosis before cruel depictions were made, new research says
The king could have tried to hide his scoliosis before his body was exhibited following his death at the Battle of Bosworth, says the University of Leicester's Dr Mary Ann Lund.
An Oxford student who found one of the physicist's sketch and note-filled manuscripts in the National Archives says Newton made a medal given to crowds in 1702.
As the remains of Richard III are laid to rest in Leicester, the Yorkshire Museum is exploring the man and the myth while the Science Museum revisits the forensic clues.
Marking Richard III's burial in Leicester Cathedral we look back at the top ten stories about the dramatic discovery of the last Plantaganet king of England.
Benedict Cumberbatch revealed as Richard III's second cousin as actor prepares to read at reinterment ceremony
Ahead of the cathedral ceremony, genealogists have produced a family tree which shows the Oscar nominee is the last Plantagenet king's Richard 16 times removed second cousin.
A portrait of a young and vigorous Henry VIII and the bed of his parents, Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, are revealed at Anne Boleyn's childhood home, Hever Castle in Kent.
As Richard III's reinterment approaches, experts say a rare solar eclipse on the day the medieval monarch's wife, Anne Neville, died - just months before the Battle of Bosworth - mirrors this......