By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (November 14, 2023) – Today’s edition of Fun with Maps celebrates the birthday and some history of the King.


If you follow royal families at all, you already know today is the 75th birthday of King Charles III, King of the United Kingdom and 14 Commonwealth nations.

He was the Prince of Wales for a really long time, given that his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, lived to be 96 and was Queen for 70 years.   Charles was coronated in May 2023.

King Charles III is a strong supporter of preservation of historical buildings; he is an environmentalist and a strong voice in the fight against climate change.

He had the magical wedding to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981.  She was well-liked and idolized by many, but less so by Charles as they divorced in 1996.  He seemingly always favored his now second wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, whom he married in 2005.

This map of the British Isles color-codes the four primary portions – England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.  It was created by Robinson and was issued in 1844.   

British Isles with England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland – Circa 1844 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

Visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Fun with Maps here on Loveland Beacon.