Royal Jubilees

Royal Jubilees

In 1809, thanksgiving ceremonies and feasts across Britain ushered George III into his fiftieth year as king. This was the first British celebration of a royal jubilee and set the tone for the five that have followed since: processions, fireworks, construction of monuments, the striking of special coins and medals, and, of course, the sale of commemorative mugs. Queen Victoria marked her golden and diamond jubilees in 1887 and 1897 amid throngs of patriotic subjects… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

Collection: Shire Publications

Page count: 64 pages

Language: English


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