1 The King’s Speech (2010) Directed by Tom Hooper. With Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce Princess Elizabeth (far left, played by Freya Wilson) makes a brief appearance in ‘The King’s Speech’. She stands alongside Colin Firth (King George VI), Helena Bonham Carter (Queen Elizabeth) and RamonaContinue Reading

In the fifth episode of our podcast series on the end of Roman Britain, David Musgrove talks to Dr James Gerrard about how society changed as Britain slipped out of Roman control in the fifth century. They also discuss what the latest research can tell us about how people mightContinue Reading

1 Windsor Castle Windsor, Berkshire Founded around 1070 by William the Conqueror, and extensively enlarged and improved by succeeding sovereigns, Windsor is arguably the world’s oldest and largest inhabited castle. It has been home to 39 monarchs including Elizabeth II, who spent most of her childhood and the majority ofContinue Reading

2 June 1581 After being deposed by a rival faction led by the Duke of Lennox, James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton, the last of four regents during the minority of James VI, was executed in Edinburgh. He had been found guilty of complicity in the murder of James VI‘sContinue Reading

Interest in the metaverse is rising after a disruptive pandemic kicked off the rapid-fire deployment of virtual learning around the world. It’s hard to decide which recent “metaverse” headline has felt more unreal. On one hand, consider Facebook’s rebranding itself as Meta—a nod to the shared virtual spaces where theContinue Reading