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The Long Reign of Queen Elizabeth II, in Additional Historical Context

A look at other happenings in her record-setting royal tenure

A wax likeness of the late Queen Elizabeth II at Madame Toussad’s (Photo by Mathew Browne on Unsplash)

As people around the world followed media coverage in the aftermath of Queen Elizabeth II’s death, the impressive length of her majesty’s record reign — 70 years and 214 days, longer than any other British monarch— no doubt boggled the minds…

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Darren Richardson

Darren Richardson

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