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Of Kings, Queens and Kingdoms; The Road Less Travelled

John 18: 33-38

Most people in New Zealand who studied history at high school will have studied Tudor England. For decades people in NZ have been more familiar with the history of the Tudor Monarchy than our own NZ history. That is beginning to change slowly but very slowly. That in itself provides a reflection on the nature of Empire and the ripple effect of colonialism. Not today. However, because I am familiar with so much of the history of Britain and thanks to the very helpful assistance of Google, I reflect with interest that the longest British reigns thus far have been those of the queens – Elizabeth II and Victoria. Continue reading Of Kings, Queens and Kingdoms; The Road Less Travelled