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QUEEN VICTORIA (GREAT BRITAIN) - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 11/22/1880 CO-SIGNED BY: HUGH CHILDERS - HFSID 167471

QUEEN VICTORIA and HUGH CHILDERS Appointment of a Second Lieutenant of Militia, also signed by Hugh Childers as Secretary of State for War Military Appointment signed: "Victoria R.I" as Queen of the United Kingdom and Empress of India in brown ink.

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QUEEN VICTORIA and HUGH CHILDERS
Appointment of a Second Lieutenant of Militia, also signed by Hugh Childers as Secretary of State for War
Military Appointment signed: "Victoria R.I" as Queen of the United Kingdom and Empress of India in brown ink. Also signed: "Hugh Childers" as Secretary of State for War in brown ink. 1 page, 15½x12. St. James Court, London, England. 1880 November 22. Appointment of Augustus Faulkner as a Second Lieutenant of Militia, effective December 1, 1880. Despite the impressive size of his own family, with the death of King George III, the crown passed through his children in quick succession, first to his eldest son George IV (1820-1830), than to his third son William IV (1830-1837), and eventually to one of his more unlikely heirs, his granddaughter by his fourth son, Princess Victoria. QUEEN VICTORIA of the United Kingdom and the Empress of India (1819-1901) ascended the throne at the young age of 18, beginning the longest reign in British history and ruling over a time soon to be known as the Victorian Era. This time period was remembered for its industrial, cultural, political, scientific and military change within the United Kingdom with massive growth of the British Empire. More of a national icon rather than a direct political power, Victoria's name was synonymous with strict standards of personal morality. Her great affection for her husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, remains a renowned love story in her history; they had nine children together, all married into royal and noble families across the continent, tying them together and earning her the nickname "Grandmother of Europe". Her reign lasted sixty-three years and seven months, and with her death so ended the House of Hanover in the British monarchy, and her legacy of her detailed correspondence and journals have displayed her previously unknown political straight-talking which was emotional, obstinate, and honest. HUGH C. E. CHILDERS (1827-1896) moved to Australia in 1850, serving the government there as an inspector of schools, immigration agent, and then as the first Vice Chancellor of the new University of Melbourne (1853-1857). Returning to his native England, he was elected to Parliament on the Liberal ticket in 1860. Under Prime Minister Gladstone, he served in four Cabinet posts: First Lord of the Admiralty, Secretary for War, Chancellor of the Exchequer (1882-1885) and Home Secretary (1886). His career was not free of failures. As First Lord, he pushed for construction of HMS Captain, against the advice of his engineering advisors. The ship sank, claiming the life of Childers' son - among many - soon after launch. As Chancellor of the Exchequer, he offered increased income taxes as a remedy for a budget deficit, triggering the fall of the Gladstone government. After leaving Parliament in 1892, he chaired the Childers Commission, whose conclusion that Ireland was overtaxed relative to the rest of the United Kingdom would be cited often by Irish nationalists. Multiple folds. Creased and toned. Lightly soiled in the margins. Otherwise, fine condition.

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