Magnificent exhibition a Buckingham Palace - Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe - commemorates Her Majesty's 90th Birthday. //
Over the course of his time Henry VIII married a total of six times, executing two of his wives. His pursuit of a male heir and his desire to enter different marriages in order to fulfill this goal ultimately contributed to the break of England from the Roman Catholic Church.
The noise stopped, had Fort McHenry fallen? At the break of dawn, Francis Scott Key placed a telescope to his eye and looked toward the Fort's flagpole. Old Glory was caught in the morning breeze. The "flag so large that the British will have no difficulty in seeing it from a distance" was flying over Fort McHenry.
Over the last 150 years, people who have been grabbed an excess of power have committed enough genocides, brutal wars, and systematic murders to teach the world that no one person should ever wield total power again.
Big Ben, the bell in the Clock Tower in the Palace of Westminster in London as well as the Tower itself need so many repairs that the bell will be silent for several months starting in January 2017. Repairs will take three years to complete, and tours of the Tower will be canceled during that time.
Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were the first men to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on May 29, 1953. This documentary gives the intimate details of the trek up the side of the mountain which was undertaken by a team of 13 men under the leadership of Colonel John Hunt of Britain.
When an Amish child leaves the community, family and friends shun them and treat them as though they are dead. Interviews with several former Amish members reveals the heartaches of those who are no longer accepted by their families.
William Colby, Director of the CIA from 1973-76, is the subject of this documentary by his son Carl, telling the story of his professional and family life. Colby was called to testify before congressional committees 32 times in one year about activities performed by the CIA which were thought to be illegal.
Lady Elizabeth Aston, a cousin of Queen Elizabeth, has been the Queen's party planner for over 55 years. She has clients from all over the world who seek her skill and diplomacy in preparing for everything from state events to children's birthday parties.
Queen Elizabeth II reached her 90th birthday on April 21, 2016, but the celebration will take place chiefly from May 12-15 when commoners will be invited to a street party to relish the fare spread out on tables at the Mall in St. James Park.
Lisa Halaby, an Arab-American, became Queen Noor of Jordan when she met, fell in love with, and married King Hussein, the monarch of Jordan and the spiritual leader of all Muslims. She tells her story in her book "A Leap of Faith: Memoir of an Unexpected Life."
In 1494, the Treaty of Tordesillas granted Spain exclusive exploration rights west of a line running close to the 46th meridian. This determined the future of Spanish colonization of the New World, and the resulting geographical distribution of the Spanish language.
Abigail Adams served as her husband John's informal adviser through the more than 1,100 letters they exchanged over a period of 39 years. Those letters are now published for all the world to see.
Henry Ford changed the lives of Americans when he introduced his Model T which was built on the assembly line which Ford had invented. He is the most influential entrepreneur in the U. S. and yet he had the soul of a common man.