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Oaths that define a political regime

All regimes have loyalty oaths for citizens and those who work for the regime. These oaths are important political symbols as they explain what the regime holds most dear. 3,190 more words

Government

Photo 101: Day Fourteen: Scale & Observation

Photo 101: Day Fourteen: Scale & Observation

Observe your scene before pressing the shutter, considering how all the elements in the frame interact with one another. 37 more words

Photography

Stamps: Why the Portrait?

As an Art Historian (now Philatelic Assistant) I have always been fascinated by the portrait and a stamp in itself is a miniature piece of art. 527 more words

Philatelic

June 2nd - Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II 1953

Queen Elizabeth was made monarch of the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylonat the age of 25 after the death of her father, King George VI. 110 more words

History

Digging Deep No: 13 - Corgis, Her Majesty, and 007 Bond...James Bond

Hello, and welcome back to my monthly feature, Digging Deep.

Did you all enjoy the trip to Dublin last month to witness the last time the… 406 more words

Photos

The Queen and the rule of Law: Magna Carta’s myth

In a recent Spectator article, Daniel Hannan explained that the Queen obeyed the rule of law.

“..I’m closely involved with the project—will be unveiling a large bronze statue of the Queen, symbolizing both 800 years of the Crown’s acceptance of the rule of law….” 1,516 more words

Statesmanship

Some right royal St John connections

If you’ve ever wondered just how many royal connections the St John family has, I can tell you the answer – loads!

But what is so exciting and worth shouting out about is that there is a direct line of descent from the Lydiard Park St John family to Queen Elizabeth II and the three heirs to the throne, Charles, Prince of Wales; William, Duke of Cambridge and baby Prince George. 524 more words

Women's History