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History Post-confederation (1867-)

Commemorative Medals of The Queen's Reign in Canada, 1952-2012

by (author) Christopher McCreery

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
May 2012
Category
Post-Confederation (1867-), General, Reference
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459707580
    Publish Date
    May 2012
    List Price
    $7.99

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A celebration in medals of Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years as our monarch.

On the occasion of the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne as Queen of Canada, Canada has followed a long tradition of recommending to Her Majesty the institution of a commemorative medal to mark this auspicious milestone. Commemorative Medals of The Queen’s Reign in Canada, 1952-2012 examines in detail this element of the Canadian honours system.

This short and accessible work provides the reader with an interesting and informative study of the honours that have recognized nearly a quarter of a million Canadians over the past six decades. Fully illustrated in colour, the book recounts the history and development of the commemorative medals awarded during The Queen’s 60 years as monarch.

 

About the author

Christopher McCreery holds a doctorate in Canadian political history from Queen_s University and is the author of more than ten books, including The Beginners Guide to Canadian Honours and Canadian Symbols of Authority. He is private secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, serves on the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. He lives in Halifax.

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