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.
Other titles by Christopher McCreery
A Resilient Crown
Canada's Monarchy at the Platinum Jubilee
Canada's Deep Crown
Beyond Elizabeth II, The Crown's Continuing Canadian Complexion
Government House Halifax
A Place of History and Gathering
Fifty Years Honouring Canadians
The Order of Canada, 1967–2017
Savoir Faire, Savoir Vivre
Rideau Club 1865–2015
Commemorative Medals of The Queen's Reign in Canada, 1952–2012
Canadian Symbols of Authority
Maces, Chains, and Rods of Office
La feuille d'erable et la Croix-Blanche
The Authentic Voice of Canada
R.B. Bennett Speeches in the House of Lords, 1941-1947
On Her Majesty's Service
Royal Honours and Recognition in Canada