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.
God Save The King or Queen became anthem of Great Britain in days of Empire when the home nations had little say in the matter.
The news was received enthusiastically in London, with God save the King being sung for the first time and the London road named after the victory.
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.
An evocation of the defeat of the French at the Battle of Vittoria in the Peninsular War, it introduces themes such as Rule Britannia and God Save the King, plus a wide variety of battle effects.
Then we had Empire Day, headmistress again making sure we all sang God Save the King, followed by Land of Hope and Glory.
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.
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.
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.
He now broke into song, to the tune of God Save the King.