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5 Objects Used in British Royal Ceremonies and Their Symbolism
When it comes to royal succession, ceremony is sacred. And for the British monarchy, a key element of ceremony are objects that have become imbued with symbolism over the centuries. During Queen Elizabeth II's funeral and King Charles III’s coronation at Westminster Abbey, ...read more
West Point’s Critical Role in the American Revolution
Decades before the establishment of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the strategic plateau on the banks of New York’s Hudson River played a crucial part in the American victory in the Revolutionary War. Both British and Patriot forces understood the Hudson’s vital ...read more
Why Germans Fought in the Revolutionary War—for the British
Thomas Jefferson, writing the list of 27 grievances against King George III included in the Declaration of Independence, didn’t hold back when talking about Britain’s decision to dispatch foreign troops to fight in the American colonies. “He is at this time transporting large ...read more