All royals family tree - family tree showing everybody on the throne of England from William the Conqueror to our present Queen Elizabeth II

All royals family tree - family tree showing everybody on the throne of England from William the Conqueror to our present Queen Elizabeth II-our family is related to Margaret II Tudor. Also Mary Queen of Scott.

A young SS soldier. Many of those recruits were so young that rather than tobacco and alcohol ration, standard for the German Army, they were given chocolate and sweets.

A young German soldier. Most likely a member of the 12th SS Panzer Division "Hitlerjugend" which sustained 43% casualties during the Normandy campaign. 1944 [493x750]

A young German soldier. Most likely a member of the SS Panzer Division "Hitlerjugend" which sustained casualties during the Normandy ~ the sweet lads of the Hitlerjugend division also executed around 156 Canadian soldiers after capturing them.

Extracted from Modern Retro: From Rustic to Urban, Classic to Contemporary  by Caroline Clifton-Mogg, published by Jacqui Small (£30)  The village of Lyons-la-Forêt, one of the most beautiful in Normandy,  revels in a surfeit of charming, seventeenth-century, half-timbered, pink  brick houses. Cyrille and Julie Viard’s plan was to reinterpret the genre –  adding a touch of industrial fantasy to the traditional charm.  In front of the wisteria-covered old farmhouse are metal chairs and a…

Books: Modern Retro by Caroline Clifton-Mogg

Industrial fantasy and traditional charm. Extracted from Modern Retro: From Rustic to Urban, Classic to Contemporary by Caroline Clifton-Mogg, published by Jacqui Small

Bayeux tapestry ... details the key events of this conquest , including the Battle of Hastings . However, almost half of the images relate events prior to the invasion itself. Although very favorable to William the Conqueror to the point of sometimes regarded as a work of propaganda , it is of inestimable documentary value for the knowledge of the eleventh century Norman and English.

The Bayeux Tapestry - chronicles the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. It is actually and embroidered cloth and is nearly 230 feet long. The fact that it survived in such amazing shape since it's creation is incredible.

St Michael's Mount, Cornwall. England. Home of the St Aubyn family and originally a Benedictine Monastery which had religious links with the equally famous Mont St Michel in Normandy, France

St Michael's Mount, Visited here and walked to the island when the tide was out. A magical spiritual feeling on this island.

D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together

11 Striking Images That Show D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now

reinforcements land on Omaha beach during the Normandy D-Day landings near Vierville sur Mer, France, on June (REUTERS/US National Archives)

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