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‘His Presence contributed greatly to the success of the Day’: George II, king and soldier

Today marks the anniversary of the coronation of George II, the British monarch known for being the last to ride into battle with their troops. He did so at the Battle of Dettingen in 1743. Dr Robin Eagles, Editor of … Continue reading

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Parliament, patriotism and the Last Night of the Proms

As the Proms come to an end this Saturday with the traditional ‘Last Night’, Dr Robin Eagles, Senior Research Fellow in the House of Lords 1660-1832 section, discusses the political history of the proms… Few events appear more synonymous with … Continue reading

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