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Post by Susan » Wed July 27th, 2011, 11:20 pm

July 28 in royal history:

July 28, 1540 - Execution of Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's advisor

July 28, 1540 - Wedding of Henry VIII and Catherine Howard, his fifth wife, at Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, England

July 28, 1683 - Wedding of Queen Anne and George of Denmark, son of Frederick III of Denmark, at the Chapel Royal, St. James Palace

July 28, 1684 - Death of Charlotte Jemima Henrietta Maria FitzRoy, illegitimate daughter of Charles II by Elizabeth Killigrew

July 28, 1844 - Death of Joseph-Napoléon Bonaparte, King of Naples and Sicily, King of Spain and the Indies, Comte de Survilliers at Florence, Italy; buried at Les Invalides, Paris

July 28, 1869 – Wedding of Frederik VIII of Denmark and Lovisa of Sweden

July 28, 1996 - Birth of Samuel Chatto, son of Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones (daughter of Princess Margaret)
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Post by Susan » Thu July 28th, 2011, 11:26 pm

July 29 in royal history:

July 29, 796 - Death of King Offa of Mercia

July 29, 1030 - Death of Olav II of Norway in battle at Stiklestad, Norway; thought to be buried under Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim

July 29, 1108 – Death of King Philip I of France

July 29, 1565 - Wedding of Mary, Queen of Scots and Henry, Lord Darnley, at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland

July 29, 1588 - Defeat of the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Gravelines by the English Navy

July 29, 1672 - Birth of Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and 1st Duke of Lennox, 1er Duc d' Aubigny, illegitimate son of Charles II by Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth

July 29, 1900 - Assassination of Umberto I of Italy by anarchist Gaetano Bresci at Monza, Italy; buried in the Pantheon, Rome

July 29, 1981 - Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
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Post by Susan » Fri July 29th, 2011, 10:12 pm

July 30 in royal history:

July 30, 1126 – Death of Abbess Cecilia, daughter of William I, at the Abbey of the Holy Trinity in Caen, Normandy; buried at the Abbey of Holy Trinity, Caen

July 30, 1683 – Death of Maria Theresa of Spain, wife of Louis XIV of France, at Château de Versailles; buried at Saint Denis Basilica

July 30, 1700 – Death of William, Duke of Gloucester, son of Queen Anne, at Windsor Castle, buried at Westminster Abbey
The 11 year old duke’s death (from smallpox) was the major reason for the passage of the Act of Settlement in 1701 which gave the throne to Sophie, Electress of Hanover and her Protestant descendants.

July 30, 1900 - Death of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, son of Queen Victoria, at Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, Germany; buried in the ducal family's mausoleum in Coburg Cemetery

July 30, 1912 - Death of Emperor Meiji of Japan; buried in the Fushimi Momoyama Ryo (Graveyard) in Kyoto, his soul enshrined in Meiji Shrine in Tokyo

July 30, 1967 - Wedding of Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein and Countess Marie Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau

July 30, 1988 - Wedding of James Ogilvy, son of Princess Alexandra of Kent, and Julia Rawlinson at St. Mary the Virgin, Saffron Waldon, Essex
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Post by Susan » Sun July 31st, 2011, 12:07 am

July 31 in royal history:

July 31, 1750 – Death of João V of Portugal in Lisbon; buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

July 31, 1790 – Wedding of Frederik VI of Denmark and Marie of Hesse-Cassel

July 31, 1812 – Birth of Amélie of Leuchtenberg, second wife of Emperor Pedro I of Brazil (King Pedro IV of Portugal)

July 31, 1942 – Death of Maria Ana of Portugal, wife of Grand Duke Guillaume IV of Luxembourg, in exile during World War II in New York City; buried at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg

July 31, 1966 - Birth of Marina Ogilvy, daughter of Princess Alexandra of Kent

July 31, 2004 – Wedding of Lady Davina Windsor, daughter of the Duke of Gloucester, and Gary Lewis, at Kensington Palace, London
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Post by Susan » Sun July 31st, 2011, 9:35 pm

August 1 in royal history:

August 1, 10 B.C. - Birth of Roman Emperor Claudius

August 1, 1137 – Death of King Louis VI of France; buried at the Basilica of St. Denis

August 1, 1402 - Death of Edmund of Langley, Duke of York, son of Edward III, at Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, buried at the Church of the Medicant Friars, Kings Langley

August 1, 1714 - Death of Queen Anne at Kensington Palace, buried at Westminster Abbey; George, Elector of Hanover succeeds her as George I

August 1, 1893 – Birth of King Alexander of Greece

August 1, 2005 – Death of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia at King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh; buried at the Al-Oud cemetery, Riyadh
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Post by Susan » Mon August 1st, 2011, 9:23 pm

August 2, in royal history:

August 2, 1100 – Suspicious death of William II in the New Forest, buried at Winchester Cathedral

August 2, 1589 - Assassination of Henri III of France by Jacques Clement at Saint-Cloud, Hauts-de-Seine; buried at the Basilica of Saint Denis

August 2, 1858 – Birth of Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, second wife of William III of the Netherlands

August 2, 1868 – Birth of Constantine I of Greece
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Post by Susan » Tue August 2nd, 2011, 9:59 pm

August 3 in royal history:

August 3, 1271 - Death of John, son of Edward I, at Wallingford Castle, Berkshire, buried in Westminster Abbey

August 3, 1460 - Death of James II of Scotland at Roxburgh Castle, buried at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh
James died at age 29 when a cannon he was standing next to during a siege exploded.

August 3, 1770 – Birth of Frederick William III, King of Prussia

August 3, 1872 - Birth of Haakon VII of Norway
Born Prince Carl of Denmark, he became King of Norway when the union between Sweden and Norway was dissolved in 1905.
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Post by Susan » Wed August 3rd, 2011, 9:19 pm

August 4 in royal history:

August 4, 1060 – Death of Henri I of France at Vitry-aux-Loges, France; buried at Saint Denis

August 4, 1338 - Death of Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, son of Edward I, buried at the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

August 4, 1514 - 2nd Wedding of Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII, and Archibald Douglas, Earl of Angus, at Kinnoul Church

August 4, 1699 – Death of Maria Sofia of the Palatinate, wife of Pedro II of Portugal, in Lisbon, Portugal; buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

August 4, 1900 - Birth of The Honorable Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, wife of George VI, mother of Elizabeth II

August 4, 1906 - Birth of Marie-Jose of Belgium, wife of Umberto II of Italy
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Post by Susan » Fri August 5th, 2011, 12:03 am

August 5 in royal history:

August 5, 1100 - Coronation of Henry I

August 5, 1301 - Birth of Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, son of Edward I, at Woodstock Palace, Oxfordshire

August 5, 1828 – Birth of Louise of the Netherlands, wife of Karl XV of Sweden and Norway

August 5, 1901 - Death of Victoria, Princess Royal, Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, wife of German Emperor Frederick III, at Friedrichshof, Krönberg-Taunus, Germany, buried at Friedenskirche, Potsdam, Germany
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Post by Susan » Fri August 19th, 2011, 10:46 pm

August 20 in royal history:

August 20, 1752 – Birth of Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt, wife of Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

August 20, 1783 - Death of Prince Alfred, son of George III, at Windsor Castle, buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

August 20, 2003 - Birth of Prince Gabriel of Belgium, son of Crown Prince Philippe
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