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12 facts about the Stuarts

They immediately succeeded the Tudors, and reigned over some of the most monumentally changeable times in British history – civil war, rebellion, the beheading of a king, plague outbreaks, a disastrous fire and a successful foreign invasion. Yet the Stuarts remain a largely overlooked dynasty The Stuarts reigned from 1603 to

The lost library of John Dee

The Royal College of Physicians library holds more than 100 volumes stolen from John Dee during his lifetime, the largest single collection of Dee’s books in the world. Visit our exhibition: ‘Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee’ - 18 January 2016 to 29 July 2016

17th century watch fetches almost £1 million at auction

A WATCH made by a 17th century Scots watchmaker has fetched almost £1 million at auction. The timepiece, a Royal oval astronomical watch with an engraved portrait of King James VI and I, had an estimate of up to £250,000 but sold for £989,000 at Sotheby's in London. To learn more, follow