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Posted on Tuesday 26th June

The Clock Tower which houses Big Ben is to be renamed 'The Elizabeth Tower' in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

This extraordinary tribute was backed by David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband, among others.

The Queen's great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria, is the only other monarch in British history to mark a Diamond Jubilee. A similar tribute was paid on that occasion, with the renaming of a tower on the Palace of Westminster from The King's Tower to The Victoria Tower.

The Queen is said to be touched by the honour.

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1900-1909 Life after Victoria

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1900-1909 Life after Victoria

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A heavily illustrated journey through the first decade of the 20th century decade, the first in a series of 10 books outlining the key events of the century by best-selling author Alison Maloney.

Focusing on the after-effects of Victoria's death, the riots after Edward VII's cancelled Coronation and the glories of the Edwardian age, the book will appeal to all ages with its factboxes, accessible copy and period pictures, including vintage advertising.… Read more...


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