GREAT BRITAIN: King of England

That January is the month most fatal to British Royalty was the firm belief of Queen Victoria who knew her descendants were "weak in the chest." She died on Jan. 22, 1901 at the great age of 81, having been Queen since she was 18, Empress of India since she was 56, and having celebrated, at 78, her Diamond Jubilee.

There were no jubilees for Edward VII who became King-Emperor when he was 59 and died at 68 on May 6, 1910 "of a bad cold" (bronchitis) only five days after catching it. His...

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