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February 2019: Islay

The Queen of the Hebrides takes some getting to but the effort is repaid a hundred-fold, and if you are hitting the island in the ...More
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Queen Elizabeth II

Our sovereign since her accession on February 6 1952, as of May 13 2011 Queen Elizabeth is the second longest serving monarch in British history, passing the 54 years and 96 days of George III. It is not perhaps entirely polite to mention it, but in 2007 she became out longest-lived monarch, that honour previously held by Queen Victoria whose record reign Elizabeth II will surpass on September 9 2015. In often turbulent times such longevity is not achieved without real steel. We look forward to her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, and are already wondering which jewel or metal denotes a 75th anniversary.

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Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead. - W H Auden
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First Steam Locomotive Runs - 1804, Marx publishes The Communist Manifesto - 1848, Battle of Gujarat - 1849, Battle of Verdun Begins - 1916, SS Mendi Sunk off Isle of Wight - 1917
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