Tales from the Archives. According to a German saying, you always meet twice in life. In early 1886, the people of Greece must have felt the cruel accuracy of this promise when they learned the name of the naval officer who had been charged with commanding the international naval squadron about to assemble outside the Greek ports in the Aegean Sea. 1,061 more words
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The final novel in the Cousins’ War series, the basis for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries, The White Queen, by #1 New York Times bestselling author and “the queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory tells the fascinating story of Margaret Pole, cousin to the “White Princess,” Elizabeth of York, and lady-in-waiting to Katherine of Aragon. 788 more words
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I was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and the devastation following the recent terrible floods caused by Hurricane Harvey. Prince Philip and I send our sincere condolences to the victims of this disaster, to those who have lost loved ones, and to those who have seen their homes and property destroyed.