Other queens were just teenagers when they ascended the throne.
There are valuable lessons to be learned from the England of the 1600s.
Historic white lead makeup is depicted today as a thick white mask, but recent studies have found that some formulations create a more natural, youthful look.
The doomed Scottish monarch has divided opinion ever since the days when she was forced off the throne.
When the Spanish ambassador to Elizabeth I’s court was implicated in a plot to kill her, he was protected by the fledgling laws of diplomacy.
Anne of Denmark proved women could play a key role in the 17th-century patriarchy.
An old Scottish master has revealed its secret after 430 years. What next from art detectives?
Game of Thrones is brutal, shocking and great fun for fashion experts. Not confined to historical accuracy, its influences stretch from medieval northern Europe to 20th-century high fashion.
Women have always had to fight gender rules in order to gain power.
The value of the Armada painting, soon to go on show in Greenwich, lies in its masterful storytelling.
Those who favour Brexit imply it would be followed either by a European superstate or the collapse of the EU. Here’s why neither is in UK’s interests.