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Reverend Peter Mullen - The Queen's divine right to rule

Features | By Rev Peter Mullen

Vivat Regina! Long may she reign!

On her Platinum Jubilee, Reverend Peter Mullen salutes the sacred monarch and her Coronation, rooted in the Old Testament

Bring out the best wine, make merry and be thankful for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. She ascended the throne on 6th February 1952 – 70 years ago. But what are we celebrating and what is the monarchy? All the newspapers and garish series such as The Crown treat it as a soap opera, an opportunity for the lascivious enjoyment of a peep show. They say the monarchy is the Royal Family and call it The Firm – but it isn’t. ...


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