QUEEN VICTORIA (GREAT BRITAIN) - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 02/14/1873 CO-SIGNED BY: EDWARD CARDWELL - HFSID 167472
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Appointment of a lieutenant of Land Forces, also signed by Secretary of State for War Edward Cardwell
Military Appointment signed: "Victoria Reg" as Queen of the United Kingodm. Also signed "Edward Cardwell" as Secretary of State for War. 1 page, 16x12. St. James Court, London, England. 1873 February 14. Appointment of a George Dundas as a Lieutenant of Her Majesty's Land forces, effective from January 17, 1872. QUEEN VICTORIA (1819-1901), the last member of the House of Hanover to reign (from 1837) as a British monarch, ruled the United Kingdom longer than any other monarch before or since. Her 63-year reign endeared her to her subjects, and she gave her name to an era, the Victorian Age. Until the very end of her reign, when the rising powers of Germany and the United States began to challenge its primacy, Victoria's British Empire was incontestably the world's greatest economic and military power. Her Husband, Prince Albert, an able political figure himself, was 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. EDWARD CARDWELL (1813-1866) was Secretary for Ireland (1859-1861), Secretary for Colonies (1864-1866) and Secretary of State for War under Gladstone (1868-1874). The Cardwell Reforms were an effort to professionalize British military service. Flogging was forbidden, as was the purchase of commissions. His cost-cutting measures were unpopular in the army and also in the colonies. Multiple folds. Corners lightly worn. Some ink doubled over. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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