Explore the Queen's Jubilee in 2012 and Britain's royal heritage with exhibitions, event listings, features, news and web resources collected from museums, archives and historic sites across the UK.
The NPG's new Tudor portraits exhibition reveals how X-rays of a portrait of Elizabeth I show how the Queen's portrait was overpainted and prettified in the eighteenth century.
The young playwright Jessica Collett discusses the "immeasurable" Tudor impact as she prepares to open her play, Mother, Crone, Maiden, at Liverpool's Bluecoat gallery.
New forensic research on the skeleton of Richard III has revealed his enormous intake of alcohol and rich food.
Experts from Loughborough University say Richard III's "significant injuries" from the Battle of Bosworth were "quite clear to see" during a project based on the king's remains.
The University of Leicester has been granted permission to reinter Richard III's body at the city's cathedral after a challenge from counter-claimants in York was dismissed.
John Oxley, the council archaeologist who will follow in the footsteps of Richard III on trails around York, says the King's "personal affection" for the city shines through.
The Prince of Wales's 18th century letter, advising the future King George III in a checklist shortly before the writer's premature death, is about to go on public show.
It might be Ragnarok - the apocalypse as predicted in Norse legend - on Saturday, but the annual Viking Festival is promising to give everyone a memorable end to life on earth.
On the 300th anniversary of his composition playing at King George II's coronation, a major exhibition is all about the creative philanthropy of George Frideric Handel.
On the anniversary of her coronation in 1559, here's where to find the letters, portraits, gifts and puns of Elizabeth I and some of the people who knew her.
The House Book of medieval York will be left open on pages revealing the truth behind Richard III's visits to York and the thoughts of leaders after his death.
Experts at the National Portrait Gallery say sea and moon symbols discovered beneath the centuries old layers of paint on a Walter Raleigh portrait reveal his love and devotion towards Queen......
The King will return to Northamptonshire, where he was born in Fotheringhay Castle, on the penultimate leg of a limited-stop nationwide tour later this month.
Concluding with a month-long dig including the discovery of a coffin thought to contain a Medieval knight, the Leicester team who found Richard III have locked the gates.
Twenty-one iconic frocks go on show in a major new exhibition, Fashion Rules, at Kensington Palace. Jenni Davidson pays it a visit.