Guy Fawkes’ plan to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill the King will live forever as one of history’s most audacious acts of treason. After an eleventh hour tip-off, the plotters were discovered, tortured and executed. Superb recreations and reconstructions tell the full dramatic story.
He was the last King of America and the first of Australia, a champion of science art and music whose reign ushered in the industrial revolution and whose political battles helped shape the monarchy today.
And yet George III will forever be remembered as The King Who Went Mad.
On a freezing January day in 1649, the executioner’s axe ended the reign and the life of King Charles I. It was the final melancholy episode in one of England’s saddest stories. Sent to his death by a Parliament weary of his duplicity, the King met his end with dignity and courage. Behind him he ...