Saturday, 21 September 2013

On this day...

For those who don’t follow me on twitter, today’s “On this day” was about Edward II, who was killed in 1327 on orders from his wife, Isabella. It is rumoured, yes rumoured and not confirmed, that he was killed by the insertion of a red hot poker into his *cough* special place. Which sounds rather painful.
But apart from his manner of death, Edward II is also remembered for being the first to have the title ‘The Prince of Wales’ and for being the first monarch to establish colleges at Oxford and Cambridge.
And on the subject of The Prince of Wales, this week Prince Charles (the current Prince of Wales) became the longest serving heir apparent in history, having been the heir to the British throne since 1952. And the Queen keeps on going.
Long live the Queen.