Tuesday, 13 February 2018 | Gareth
For 250 years, the Royal Academy of Arts has actually been at the leading edge of promoting the arts in Britain through education and exhibits.
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 | Gareth
The Representation of the People Act 1918 gave voting rights to women over 30, who met minimum property qualifications, and all men over 21. It was a landmark step on the road to equal representation and to the rights we enjoy today.
Monday, 1 January 2018 | Gareth
A snapshot of the year’s memorable events and anniversaries.
Monday, 4 December 2017 | Gareth
The entrance to her crowning at Westminster Abbey was lined with ten reminders of the heritage Her Majesty inherited.
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 | Gareth
Since Britannia initially appeared on Royal Mint Bullion coins in 1987, Philip Nathan's Britannia has been acclaimed as a contemporary masterpiece. Influenced by the warrior-queen Boudicca, frequently referred to as Boadicea, his design shuns classical Greek conventions and is rather marked by a raw realism.
Tuesday, 7 November 2017 | Gareth
The Sovereign's connection with royalty was clear when it was very first struck in 1489 and provided a name that reminds us of its links to the emperor.
Monday, 6 November 2017 | Gareth
Each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle. Years of the Dog include 2006, 2018, and 2030. The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac, after the Rooster, and before the Pig.
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 | Gareth
Remembrance Day started in 1919 to respect the penances of fighters in the First World War and functions have occurred at war commemorations from that point onward.
Monday, 9 October 2017 | Gareth
This year’s Royal Mint Christmas coin celebrates the very heart of our Yuletide traditions with this original Christmas tree design.
Monday, 2 October 2017 | Gareth
After an astonishing life together and having dedicated their lives to the duty of monarchy on November 2017, HM Queen Elizabeth II and H.R.H Prince Philip will celebrate their Platinum Wedding Anniversary.