In today’s post I want to discuss the momentous moment when King Edward VIII decided to abdicate the throne in order to marry twice divorced American Wallis Simpson. The line of succession drastically shifted leading to Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.
The Historical Diaries is very honored to present history author Ken Zurski as a guest writer for today’s post. Zurski discusses the very over-looked Queen Marie of Romania. She was a British royal who married Romania’s King Ferdinand at the age of eighteen.
The strongest quality Blackbeard had were his ability to terrify others. He had a long black beard that would cover his whole face giving him a very menacing appearance. He is known for being one of the most notorious and deadly pirates of his time.