The Annual Register; World Events ... Volume 102

The Annual Register; World Events ... Volume 102

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...went by railway to Edinburgh. It was found impossible to preserve altogether the strict privacy designed; for the Scotch claim the Empress as a countrywoman, a Kilpatrick; and the people assembled at all points of the journey to welcome her arrival with acclamations: and at Edinburgh and Glasgow the Lord Provosts were permitted to offer addresses of congratulation. After a rapid tour from Edinburgh to Dunkeld, Taymouth Castle, Stirling aud Glasgow, Hamilton Palace, and the far-famed scenery of Loch Katrine and Loch Lomond, the Empress returned to London by way of Manchester and Leamington. On the 4th December, the Empress was received by Her Majesty at Windsor Castle, and returned to London the same day. Her Majesty returned to Paris on the 13th, in greatly-improved health. 22. Fire At The House Of Correction, Clerkenwell.--A fire broke out in the Clerkenwell Prison, which was attended by a very singular consequence. The building destroyed contained, among others, the room in which the dresses of the prisoners are deposited, when they are stripped and clothed with the prison dress; and in which they are required to re-clothe themselves on release. As these depots were totally destroyed, some 1400 prisoners will receive a new outfit on their discharge. 24. Statde To The MarQuess Of AnglesEy--EngineerIng Feat.--A bronze statue of the Marquess of Anglesey, who commanded the cavalry at Waterloo, was erected by subscription of the inhabitants of Anglesey and its neighbourhood. At the Anglesey end of the railway tube, which spans the Menai Straits, is an elevated plateau of rock on which a handsome fluted Doric column of grey marble was erected in 1816, to commemorate the military achievements of the Marquess. It forms a conspicuous object for...
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  • Paperback | 510 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 903g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236876199
  • 9781236876195