History Today New Year Sale

Jane Dismore

It is 300 years since the death of a remarkable Scottish noblewoman.

Society woman: Pocahontas by Simon van de Passe, 1616

Arriving as Rebecca Rolfe in 1616, Pocahontas’ trip to London was used to raise support for Britain’s struggling colonies.   

Edward, Duke of Cornwall

Two recent notable deaths are a reminder of an endangered British species: the non-royal duke and duchess.