Discover Our Stories

Explore the lesser-known history of the people and events that have surrounded the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich in the last few hundred years

Who were the Lobster and the Crab? Why was George I known as the Pudding King? For what reason were two giant globes, terrestrial and celestial, placed on the West Gate entrance to the Old Royal Naval College.

These are just a few of the intriguing stories that have been linked to this site through it long and varied connections to the royalty and the navy.

Our Stories

A Secret Nuclear Reactor in the Heart of Greenwich

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Admiral Hardy: Hero of Trafalgar Terrified of Trains

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Caroline of Brunswick – The Uncrowned Queen

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Shakespeare, Elizabeth I and a real Comedy of Errors

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Pirates’ Plunder and the Painted Hall

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Why did Henry VIII become a tyrant?

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International Women’s Day: Remembering Eleanor Coade

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Dick Dock, the Lobster and the Crab

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George I – ‘Pudding King’?

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Haunting History at the Old Royal Naval College

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John Evelyn – Treasurer of Greenwich Hospital

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The Closure of Greenwich Hospital for Seamen

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