The current Royal Family, the House of Windsor, originated in 1917 when King George V proclaimed the last name of the family to be Windsor. However, the roots of the English monarchy trace back to the eighth and ninth ce... More »

Queen Elizabeth II traces her roots back to her 32nd great-grandfather, King Alfred. He ruled England from 871 to 899, according to She is the oldest reigning British monarch in history. Reigning for over... More » History Modern History

Prince Charles, also known as the Prince of Wales, has a variety of interests outside of his royal duties, including an interest in watercolor painting. These paintings focus on landscape scenes from places the prince ha... More » Government & Politics Types of Government Monarchies

The current British royal family is known as the House of Windsor. The monarch is Queen Elizabeth II, who has reigned since 1952. Her son, Prince Charles, also known as the Prince of Wales, is the heir to the throne. More » Government & Politics Politics

The king and queen outrank all other positions in the Royal Family, followed by the princess and prince, duchess and duke, marchioness and marquees, countess and earl, viscountess and viscount and the baroness and baron.... More »

According to History News Network, the accepted date for the start of the Dark Ages is approximately 476 A.D., and the date is chosen for its connection to the death of the Roman emperor Romulus Augustulus. The term "Dar... More »

The medieval period, or the Middle Ages, covers about 1,000 years from the fall of the Roman Empire to the start of the Renaissance. The Roman Empire fell in 476 and the Renaissance began in the 1400s after the Black Dea... More » History Middle Ages