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In Edinburgh, Queen Victoria reviews 21,000 men of the Scottish Volunteer Movement

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08/07/1860
Following earlier tensions with France, a Volunteer Militia movement had sprung up in Britain. In July, 1860, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert had reviewed 21,000 of these men in Hyde Park in London.  Now, at the start of their annual stay in Scotland, the royal couple attended a review of Scottish Volunteer Militia units at the Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, comprising an almost identical number of men.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1860 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1861), 135.

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