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

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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 »

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 »

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The history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police began in May 1873 following the formation of a central police force by the Canadian Parliament. This initial force, known as the North-West Mounted Police, merged with the... More »

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Queen Elizabeth II is the first member of the British royal family to ever be awarded a Gold Record in honor of achieving record sales of 100,000 or more. This isn't a sign that the queen has taken up a new hobby; rather... More »

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Prince Phillip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Prince Phillip was born on the island of Corfu in Greece. The two met in 1934 at the wedding of a Greek princess. More »

The Nez Perce Indian tribes, who lived in what are now the states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington, ate a diet of primarily fish, roots and plants supplemented by large game meat such as elk, moose, bear and buffalo. The ... More »