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On Her Majesty's Service

Royal Honours and Recognition in Canada

by (author) Christopher McCreery

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2008
Category
Social History, General, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550027426
    Publish Date
    Aug 2008
    List Price
    $30.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459712249
    Publish Date
    Aug 2008
    List Price
    $9.99

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Description

Royal recognition in Canada is accorded through a variety of honours and awards, including the Royal Victorian Order, Medal, and Chain; Vice-Regal and Commissioners’ Commendations; and Vice-Regal and Commissioners’ Recognition Badges. On Her Majesty’s Service examines the history and development of these marks of honour from the Crown in detail and also provides complete lists of Canadian recipients and a section on heraldry.

The Royal Victorian Order and Medal have been used since 1896 to honour Canadians who have rendered extraordinary or personal services to the Sovereign, while the Royal Victorian Chain was instituted in 1902. The Vice-Regal and Commissioners’ Commendations are valuable awards presented by lieutenant-governors and territorial commissioners for important services to a viceregal or territorial commissioner; lieutenant-governors, territorial commissioners, and their spouses are accorded royal recognition through the Vice-Regal and Commissioners’ Recognition Badges.

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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Editorial Reviews

Reviewed with The Beginner's Guide to Canadian Honours:

..two timely, comprehensive and well-written volumes. Christopher McCreery has once again provided us with valuable reference books on the Canadian Crown."

Canadian Monarchist News

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