Queen Elizabeth II ascended the English Throne 65 years ago today. https://www.royal.uk/
A working knowledge of the British Monarchy is the backbone to understanding our own history. Most Americans make the impatient mistake of lumping them in with other celebrities. But, how many actors do you know who can trace their ancestry back a thousand years? Ponder how much history has gone down in the last millennia. Think of everything Queen Elizabeth II has seen since her birth in 1926. Those are some pretty incredible stories, if you ask me.
The above picture is of the Queen with the first three in line to her throne, her son, Prince Charles, her grandson, Prince William, and her great-grandson, Prince George, named after her beloved father, King George VI, without whom the English people would not have endured World War II.
I credit the Royal Family with igniting my love of history, as well as my interest in being a nanny.