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Book Review: Jeremy Black’s Imperial Legacies

Throngs of people lined the excited streets of London.

For hours, joyous crowds joined the revelry to mark the sixtieth year of the reign of Queen Victoria and celebrate the accomplishments of the British Empire – the largest empire in world history.

  • Jeff Roquen
  • History News Network

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