Tag: monarchs

  • Queen Elizabeth II: Reigning for 65 Years

    On this date in 1952, Elizabeth II became queen regnant of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms when her father, George VI, died. Here are some things you may not have known about Queen Elizabeth II. She was born by cesarean section on April 21, 1926, at her maternal grandfather’s home in Mayfair, London. […]

  • Monarch Nicknames: From Fat to Terrible

    On this date in year 884, Charles the Fat became emperor of the Frankish Empire. Here are a few historical monarchs with less-than-flattering nicknames, and the stories behind them. Charles the Fat was a great-grandson of Charlemagne, and reunited his forebear’s empire for a short time. There’s some disagreement over whether he fully qualifies as […]