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Jubilees are a very British phenomena, ranging from the Golden Jubilee of King George III to the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. In his talk, Christopher Joll will cover the history of Jubilees and then focus on the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. This involved the largest parade of mounted troops ever seen in London, and - in an echo of the Platinum Jubilee - had to address the problem of Queen Victoria's immobility. It did so in a way that will not, to the relief of the Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg's ghost, be repeated in 2022.
This event is in collaboration with the Evesham Festival of Words: https://eveshamfestivalofwords.org/
- Duration: 60 mins
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (a recording will be available)
Meet the Host, Christopher Joll
After Oxford University and the RMA Sandhurst, Christopher Joll spent six years as an officer in The Life Guards. Since leaving the Army in 1975, Joll has been involved in devising and managing royal and national fund-raising pageants for military charities. He has also published a biography, four historical works and a fifteen-volume military-historical/action-adventure series. When not writing or directing, Joll is a guest lecturer for Noble Caledonia and Viking Cruises, a video podcaster on the YouTube channel, a Trustee of The Art Fund Prize for Museums, and the Regimental Historian of the Household Cavalry.
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