john conroy
The Royal Women

Queen Victoria & Sir John Conroy

John Conroy was born on 21 October 1786 as the son of John Ponsonby Conroy, Esq., and Margaret Wilson in Wales. Both his parents were Irish, and he was one of six siblings. He entered the army at the age of 17, but he was not quite as successful as he might have hoped. His [read more]

The Royal Women

Queen Victoria & The Kensington System

The future Queen Victoria was born on 24 May 1819 to Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, the fourth son of King George III, and the widowed Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. She had come ahead in the unexpected baby race between her uncles, following the death of the future King George IV’s only legitimate child, Charlotte of [read more]