Relating to the English royal dynasty which held the throne from the accession of Henry II in 1154 until the death of Richard III in 1485.
Fact of the Day
It is rumoured that the Queen Mother once went to Westminster Abbey after hours only to find them rehearsing her funeral.
Quote of the Day
"Grant that we may from henceforth show ourselves neither bastards nor dastards. "
~ Peter Wentworth on the House of Commons' freedom of speech, 1576
On This Day
1913 Suffragette Emily Davison stepped in front of king's horse at Epsom, but didn't expect to be killed - she'd bought a ticket home.
1940 The final day of the Dunkirk evacuation (Operation Dynamo). 338,226 British, French and Belgian soldiers were rescued in total.