There have been three before him, none of whom are exactly the model for a successful reign.
King Charles III has been praised for keeping it simple by choosing to reign under his own name. But the royal name of Charles comes with some heavy historical baggage.
Recipe sharing is all the rage in the pandemic as in other times of turmoil. English cookbooks of the 16th and 17th centuries promised recipes for comfort with a dash of glamour.
The Framers of the Constitution knew their history, and sought to learn from it – and only to repeat the parts they liked.
The doomed Scottish monarch has divided opinion ever since the days when she was forced off the throne.