This resource allows students to compare and contrast the Diamond Jubilees of Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II, and to reflect on what things have changed in Britain over the past 100 years.
It meets requirements in literacy, history, art and design and citizenship, and encourages pupils to engage with what it means to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch. Use as part of your study of the Victorians or when studying national celebrations.
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A Diamond Jubilee is truly special. In Britain’s long history there has only ever been one before now, that of Queen Victoria, the Queen’s great-great-grandmother. Queen Victoria’s own Diamond Jubilee in 1897 symbolises the spirit of national pride that is still enjoyed on momentous Royal occasions today. And the festivities were not limited to Britain, for the longest-reigning monarch in our history was Queen and Empress of over a quarter of the world’s population.