God Save the Queen

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God Save the Queen

British national anthem. [Br. Culture: Scholes, 408]
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God Save the Queen

official national anthem of the British Commonwealth. [Br. Music: Scholes, 408]
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In the meantime, singing God Save the King in the American colonies was viewed both as a proper show of support by loyalists and as a means of rebellion by those opposed to the monarchy.
It concluded: "Both concerts (which were conducted by Mr Sousa with his well-known fanciful individuality) were closed by the band playing God save the King.
Also on This Day: 1745: God Save the King, the national anthem, was sung for the first time at the Drury Lane Theatre, London; 1865: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson admitted to the register as the first qualified woman physician and surgeon in Britain; 1894, the first Marks & Spencer store opened; 1895: Death of French chemist Louis Pasteur; 1939: German forces reached Warsaw.
He now broke into song, to the tune of God Save the King.
Then we had Empire Day, headmistress again making sure we all sang God Save the King, followed by Land of Hope and Glory.
God Save The King was first publicly performed in London in 1745 in the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
490BC: The Persians were defeated by the Greeks at the Battle of Marathon; 1573: Birth of Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; 1685: Judge Jeffreys was appointed Lord Chancellor of England; 1745: God Save the King, the national anthem, was sung for the first time at the Drury Lane Theatre, London; 1865: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson admitted to the register as the first qualified woman physician and surgeon in Britain; 1895: Death of French chemist Louis Pasteur; 1923: The Radio Times was first published; 1939: German forces reached Warsaw.
In Neville Street men dug for six hours guided by the sound of a child's voice singing God Save the King.
Then, of course, they played God Save the King,' said Jones.
King Edward VII was on the throne when the first tram set off on the lower section to the strains of God Save the King on July 31,1902.
Anniversaries: 490BC: The Greeks defeated the Persians at Battle of Marathon; 1652: Admiral Blake defeated Dutch Admiral Van Tromp off Dover; 1745: God Save the King sung for the first time at Drury Lane Theatre, London; 1870: Thirteen-year-old jockey Fred Archer on Athol Daisy at Chesterfield rode the first of his 2,748 winners; 1894: First Marks & Spencer shop opened in Manchester; 1923: The Radio Times was first published; 1939: German forces reached Warsaw; 1964: Death of American comedian Arthur "Harpo" Marx; 1973: Death of poet and playwright WH Auden; 1994: Ferry Estonia sank in the Baltic Sea with the loss of 910 lives.
The Company thought this event would be appropriate in the last year of this millennium to celebrate the fact that town criers have always ended their cries with the words God save the king or God save the queen, to emphasise loyalty to the Queen.