His Majesty George V was 21 years a King last week. In celebration a battery of the Royal Horse Artillery rattled the windows of May fair with a 21-gun salute. Other royal salutes were fired in Canada. South Africa, India, Australia—wherever a British regiment was quartered or a British warship lay at anchor. At Windsor Castle, George V went for a walk with Queen Mary in the park, knighted his doctor: Henry Linnington Martyn, surgeon-apothecary to the royal household.

A suggestion was made that would have sounded ominous in any other Empire but...

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