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QUEEN VICTORIA (GREAT BRITAIN) - DOCUMENT SIGNED 11/04/1889 - HFSID 82301

QUEEN VICTORIA She approves a Court Martial sentence of a Royal Marine who struck a superior officer. Autograph Endorsement signed: "App'd/Victoria Reg", 1 page, 4½x12¼. Admiralty, 1889 November 4.

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QUEEN VICTORIA
She approves a Court Martial sentence of a Royal Marine who struck a superior officer.
Autograph Endorsement signed: "App'd/Victoria Reg", 1 page, 4½x12¼. Admiralty, 1889 November 4. In full: "Lieutenant Archibald George Brabazon Armiston of the Plymouth Division of the Royal Marine Light Infantry, having been tried by a General Court Martial, and found guilty of striking his superior officer Major Henry Byron Woods, of the said division' and of an act to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in fighting with the said Major Henry Byron Woods, and having been sentenced to take rank and precedence in the Royal Marine Light Infantry, and in Your Majesty's Army, as of his appointment as Lieutenant bore date of the 2nd day of September 1889, and to be severely reprimanded. The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty most humbly submit that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased to approve this sentence and that the said Lieutenant Archibald accordingly, and the Court having recommended the said Lieutenant Archibald George Brabazon Armiston to Your Majesty's gracious mercy on the grounds of the provocation he received from the said Major Henry Byron Woods, his youth and the excellent testimonials he has received as to his former character, which recommendations however the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty would most humbly suggest Your Majesty should not entertain". Ink notation (unknown hand) in lower margin. Folded on verso, with red wax seal. QUEEN VICTORIA (1819-1901) ascended to the throne on June 20, 1837 (her coronation ceremony was held the following year). She ruled the United Kingdom longer than any other monarch before or since, although Queen Elizabeth II, crowned in 1953, may best that record. Victoria's 63-year reign (1837 until her death in 1901) endeared her to her subjects, and she gave her name to an era, the Victorian Age. Her husband, Prince Albert, whom she married in 1840, was an able political figure himself, the Queen's close advisor until his death in 1861. The royal pair had nine children - four sons and five daughters. Victoria's reign was celebrated with two jubilees, honoring her 50 and 60 years on the throne. Britain was the world's greatest power during her reign, and she became Empress of India in 1877. By the time of her death, most of Europe's thrones were occupied by blood relatives of Victoria. Heavily soiled. Heavily toned. Large stains throughout. Corners worn and creased. Edges lightly worn. Wax stamps on verso.

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