Wednesday, 6 June 2012

A right royal read!

The bunting has come down (until the Olympics!), the Union Jack-inspired party food has been eaten and we’ve all raised a glass to the Queen in her 60th year on the throne (or at least enjoyed the extra day’s holiday she’s given us!). Whether you’re a royalist, a republican or something in between, there’s no denying the history behind the royal family. If the Jubilee celebrations have got you thinking about the long line of kings and queens that came before Elizabeth II, why not come in and find out a bit more?

A quick glance at the history section in Townhill Library reveals The Jubilee Years 1887-1897, looking at the period between Queen Victoria’s Golden and Diamond Jubilees, at 942.081 HOW (plenty of other books about Victoria and the Victorians at this number too!), Elizabeth I at 942.055 NEA, William the Conqueror at 942.021 DOM and Alfred the Great at 942.02 BEC. Further afield, our old favourites, National Archives, have launched an online exhibition looking back at Queen Victoria’s Golden and Diamond Jubilees. It features 60 congratulatory messages from all over the world and links to other Diamond Jubilee resources.

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