Sapphire Jubilee

Less than one year after celebrating her 90th birthday, Queen Elizabeth II has marked another milestone! On February 6, 2017, The Queen celebrated her Sapphire Jubilee, symbolizing a remarkable 65 years on the British throne. No British monarch has ever reached a Sapphire Jubilee, making Her Majesty the first one. In 2015, she surpassed her …

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Queen Elizabeth II Turns 90!

We all know and love Queen Elizabeth for her remarkable reign over Great Britain and the Commonwealth Realms. The world has watched her grow up from a graceful young princess to a strong and devoted Queen, leading her nation through the greatest and the most dreadful of times. On April 21, 2016, Queen Elizabeth II …

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British East India Company, part 1

by Stephanie Hanson Part 1 On New Year’s Eve, 1600, Queen Elizabeth chartered the East India Company. She could hardly have known the lasting impact that that charter would have over the next several centuries. When the English saw the success of the Portuguese in trading with China, they jumped in, along with the Dutch …

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