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The Queen’s Jewry The Queen’s Jewry
Monday, July 23, 2012 by Ben Elton | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

In the history of the British monarchy, there have been only two Diamond Jubilees.  Last month, Elizabeth II celebrated sixty years on the throne. In 1897 Queen Victoria marked the same milestone. To mark Victoria’s Jubilee the communal leader Lucien Wolf published an article that set out the progress that Jews had made during Victoria’s reign.
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