Four Generations of British Royalty

The birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son, the as yet unnamed Prince of Cambridge, marks the first time four generations of ruling and future monarchs have lived since the reign of Queen Victoria. In the following photographs you see Queen Victoria, the Prince of Wales (future Edward VII), the Duke of York …

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Baby Names in the Edwardian Era

Two things caught my eye recently: the increasing popularity of “old-fashioned” Edwardian names in The Times (subscription) and the speculation over the name of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child. As a writer, choosing the names of my characters is almost as daunting as the prospect of naming my (future!!) children–I can’t move …

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