Aloofness and taxes saw the King lose his head
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Thursday 02 January 2014
Edward III is back in fashion. Since the 1950s there has been a revolution in historical thinking that has restored Edward – who reigned from 1327 to 1377 – to the reputation he enjoyed in the days of Henry V and Henry VIII. Recent biographers have cast him as the very model of medieval monarchy: "the perfect king" and "Edward the Great".
Saturday 28 December 2013
Revelations from Lord Mountbatten’s diary show royal concerns over Ugandan dictator
Monday 23 December 2013
A lawyer says a Bahrain court has acquitted two police officers accused of torturing doctors who were detained while treating wounded Shiite protesters in 2011.
Friday 20 December 2013
The Russian President made the comments at a press conference after he was asked about a monument to Stalin being put up in Moscow
The protesters confronting the Thai government are pushing the country deeper towards social conflict
Sunday 01 December 2013
The bogeyman of the demonstrators is Thailand’s exiled de facto ruler, Thaksin Shinawatra
Saturday 23 November 2013
The move is likely to heighten tensions as relations between the two powers become increasingly strained over the dispute
Gibraltar: Spanish Ambassador summoned to Foreign Office after 'provocative incursion' by survey ship into Gibraltan waters
Tuesday 19 November 2013
'Serious' incident after Spanish state vessel defied orders from Royal Navy to leave
Monday 11 November 2013
Cambodia, not Thailand, has sovereignty over a disputed promontory around a 1,000-year-old temple, the UN’s highest court ruled on Monday in a unanimous decision on a long-simmering and sometimes violent dispute.
Saturday 12 October 2013
American troops have captured senior Pakistani Taliban commander Latif Mehsud, but several conflicting accounts mean the exact details remain unclear.
Inflation-busting 22% 'pay-rise' for the Queen branded 'immoral' by campaigners after 'rainy day' fund is reduced to 'last £1 million'
Friday 11 October 2013
Queen's 'rainy day' bank account is down to its last one million pounds, leaving her vulnerable to ‘unexpected costs’ claims National Audit Office
Monday 07 October 2013
Afghanistan's president today ruled out signing a security deal with the United States until disagreements over sovereignty are resolved, but said he will convene a council of elders in one month to help him make a decision on the pending agreement.
Tuesday 10 September 2013
Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary said stationing government officials on disputed East China Sea islands, controlled by Japan but also claimed by China, remains an option.
Tuesday 03 September 2013
Mexico and Brazil have called for the United States to explain allegations that a US government spy agency may have intercepted the communications of political leaders.
Saturday 24 August 2013
Police divers took photos of themselves posing with flags next to artificial reef
Gibraltar row: Ukip's Nigel Farage demands Rock representative in Commons as Peter Hain calls for joint sovereignty
Tuesday 06 August 2013
UKIP leader says Britain should send the message that the UK will not negotiate
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Extend Right To Buy to tenants of private landlords, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn says
David Cameron struck double blow in his hopes to win Britain a new EU deal
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
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