What happened on 20th June 1887? On 20th June 1887, Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee, having been monarch of Great Britain for 50 years. At that time, she became the 2nd longest serving monarch only to her grandfather George III, and the longest serving female monarch. During Victoria’s long reign there were significant change across all aspects of life and the nation became wealthy from the expanding British Empire which by the end 19th century, became the largest in history. Queen Victoria ruled Great Britain and the British Empire for the majority of the 19th century, and as such...
What happened on 13th June 1665?
On the 13th June 1665 the English were victorious against the Dutch in a sea battle off the coast of Lowestoft during the 2nd Anglo-Dutch War. The Naval Reward medallion was issued to be given as a reward to the officers involved in the battle.
What happened this week, in 1692?
This week on 4th June, the British declared victory against the French and put a stop to the attempts of James II to regain the British throne.
What happened in 1st of June 1794?
Britain claimed victory over the French in a naval battle in the Atlantic Ocean, 700km off the French island Ushant, and came to be known as Glorious First of June.
What happened this week, in 1662?
This week, in 1662 Charles II, King of England married the Portuguese princess Catherine of Braganza. Several medals and tokens were produced to commemorate the event however the official medallion issued for their marriage was this beautiful piece by John Roettier.