…the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Queen Victoria, 78, is celebrated.
In London, before her procession through the streets begins, the monarch visits the central Telegraph Office to send a message to her subjects across her empire.
Siblings Virginia, 15, Vanessa, 18, and Thoby Stephen, 16, watch the parade from the window of the hospital where they are visiting their half-sister who is ill.
But in at least one part of the Empire, Dublin, Ireland, there are organized protests.
Poet William Butler Yeats, just turned 32, is there with his much beloved Maud Gonne, 30, political activist. She has been involved in the resistance to celebrating the ‘Famine Queen’s’—as Gonne calls her—60 years on the throne.
At the National Club in Rutland Square, Yeats has the doors locked to keep Gonne inside until she can explain to…
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