To Be Queen: A Novel of the Early Life of Eleanor of Aquitaine (An Eleanor of Aquitaine Novel) Christy English on shipping on qualifying offers. Among the top 10 Historical Fiction Novels of 2011 by the Pittsburgh Historical Fiction Examiner With captivating and lyrical prose. He waited several minutes before applying the patch to the tube and then. The northern section of English Cameroon decided, at that time, to instead. Finally, I approached them and offered a cheery 'bonjour' - no reply, no French I think. A single room with the bed (all beds appear to be one size - like a queen bed;.

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2007)Children2Henry John Patch (17 June 1898 – 25 July 2009), dubbed in his later years 'the Last Fighting ', was an English, briefly the oldest man in Europe and the last surviving combat of the from any country. He is known to have fought in the of the. Patch was the longest-surviving soldier of World War I, but he was the fifth-longest-surviving veteran of any sort from World War I, behind British veterans and, of the and of. At the time of his death, aged 111 years, 1 month, 1 week and 1 day, Patch was the third oldest man in the world, behind &, the latter of whom would become the oldest verified man ever. Harry Patch's funeral processionPatch's funeral was held in on Thursday 6 August 2009. At 11:00 a.m., the bells of Wells Cathedral were rung 111 times to mark each year of his life.

A of Grandsire Caters was also rung, half muffled, while quarter-peals were also rung in Bristol and at several churches around the country. His coffin travelled from his home, Fletcher House, to the cathedral where the service commenced at noon. The theme of the service was 'Peace and Reconciliation' and in addition to pallbearers from (the successor regiment to the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry), Patch's coffin was accompanied by two private soldiers from each of the armies of Belgium, France and Germany.In accordance with Patch's instructions, no guns were allowed at the funeral and even the officiating soldiers did not have their ceremonial weapons. Due to public interest in the funeral, which was broadcast live on TV and radio, 1,050 tickets were made available for the service. Some, wanting to pay their respects, slept overnight on the Cathedral green in order to get tickets. The funeral was led by the, The Very Revd and the, The Rt Revd. Among notables to attend the funeral were.

Patch was buried at, near his parents and brother.Legacy Race horse trainer and owner named a horse after Patch in 2008. Having bought the horse in October 2007, during that year's, the trainer decided to name him after a First World War veteran. Michael's daughter suggested Patch after reading an article about him. The horse won the 1:30 at on 8 November 2008, the day before.

A commemorative plaque in Patch's memory is to be placed on the in Bath.The BBC commissioned, the, to write a poem to mark the deaths of Patch and Henry Allingham (who died one week before Patch, on 18 July 2009). The result, was read by Duffy on the on on 30 July 2009, the day of Allingham's funeral.On 5 August 2009, the band released the song '. Singer explained that the song was inspired by a 2005 interview with Patch on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4. The song was sold from Radiohead's website for £1, with proceeds donated to the.

The commemorative nameplate on GWR HST Power Car no. 43172 stands under grey skies at Newton Abbot.In mid-2009, Harry recorded some spoken word parts for UK heavy metal band, to be included on the title track to the album At the Going Down of the Sun. The song was about the horrors of the trenches and Patch read part of the poem.The former UK Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion composed a poem, The Death of Harry Patch, which he read for the first time on Radio 4 programme on 2010.On 6 November 2015 named one of their after Harry to commemorate the forthcoming armistice day. The locomotive was wrapped in remembrance vinyls that included images of poppies, soldiers, and text from the 'For the Fallen' poem by Laurence Binyon. The locomotive nameplates read: 'Harry Patch The last survivor of the trenches' and included a coloured line of all eight ribbons from the medals awarded to Patch.Harry Patch's portrait, painted from life by the artist Bill Leyshon, was commissioned by the Western Daily Press in 2007 and is now in the collections of Somerset Museums Service, Taunton.After his passing, several articles have examined how Patch's life and image served as a reference point for thinking bout the meaning of the Great War, commemoration and indeed the figure of the veteran. Patch's hard won pacifism for instance can be seen to sit uneasily with contemporary jingoism and militaristic rhetoric ( )See also.Bibliography.

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Established as a time-limited charitable foundation by Commonwealth Heads of Government in 2012, the Trust's mission has been to curb avoidable blindness and empower a new generation of young leaders – The Queen's Young Leaders.Working to a five-year time-frame, the programmes have helped to enrich the lives of people across the Commonwealth.The Trust will close as planned in 2020, with its mission living on in those it has supported, and those it has equipped to continue changing lives going forward. 2.9k sharesThe reception this evening brought together staff, supporters, partners and beneficiaries - including front-line ophthalmologists and eye health professionals from across the Commonwealth - to celebrate the Trust's achievements.Sophie took the opportunity to pay tribute to her 'dear Mama', the affectionate nickname she has for her mother-in-law.The royal has been campaigning to curb blindness around the world for 20 years and the Queen personally asked her to lead the trust's work-set up to commemorate the Queen's 60 years as head of the Commonwealth. Her majesty completed her outfit with a pair of black shoes and was also pictured holding a glass in one hand as she enjoyed the eveningAt the reception, attended by 200 people whom the Queen all personally met, she said: 'I feel in a way that I have been your eyes, having travelled to Malawi, Bangladesh and India to see the work of the Trust first-hand, witnessing the ambitious initiatives being carried out in Your Majesty's name, and ensuring that the intended legacy would be real and long lasting.' 'I am very happy to say that Your Majesty's honour has been more than upheld.' 'The Trust has concentrated on tackling curable eye diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity and a particularly widespread and painful eye issue, blinding trachoma.'

'This ancient disease, which even warrants a mention in the Bible, has been one of the most prevalent and out of control eye conditions the world has known and now, across the Commonwealth and beyond it is on the run.' Sophie continued: 'Mama, when I have returned from my travels I have been so proud to share with you the work I have witnessed being carried out under the umbrella of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and the care of so many people working so hard to save and cure sight.' Each time you have listened with interest and been eager to hear of how the work is going, and each time I have been stunned as you have shared with me your deep knowledge of each of these countries, not top level observations, but personal experience, demonstrating to me time and again the real affection you have for all people of the Commonwealth and why that affection is so abundantly returned by them to you.' The royal was also photographed shaking hands with a guest and exchanging a smile at the reception held to celebrate the work of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust at Buckingham PalaceShe added: 'On your 21st Birthday, while on a tour to South Africa you made a promise to dedicate your life to the service of the Commonwealth.' 'You have carried out this promise in so many ways ever since, but your Diamond Jubilee Trust has I believe allowed Your Majesty to demonstrate your dedication in a tangible and practical way, which has and is enriching the lives of people across the Commonwealth and will be felt by generations to come.' Since 2014, the Trust has helped more than 22 million people in Africa and the Pacific receive vital antibiotics to combat trachoma - the world's leading infectious cause of blindness - and supported Malawi and Vanuatu in removing the risk of the disease.Both are on track to be certified as having eliminated trachoma by the World Health Organisation.The Trust has provided sight-saving surgery to over 104,000 people suffering with trachoma trichiasis and ensured almost 19,200 people have received treatment to prevent the loss of sight due to diabetes.

'It was at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in 2012 that they wanted to say thankyou to the Queen and the best vehicle to do so was a charity.' The British Government through DFID contributed £50million and we were able to match that, which was fantastic. 'It was a very bold and fantastic gesture.' From day one the trust was always going to be life limited: only five years. We have reached more than 22million people in Africa and beyond working in partnership with people like Sightsavers.Four out of five people who are blind don't need to be, 80 per cent is a chilling statistic.' In Malawi three years ago 8million people at risk of going blind, now it's zero.' The numbers that have been helped are just so big and we've made tangible differences.'

Would we have achieved so much without a finishing line? Probably not.' We've been given this opportunity in the name of the Queen and our duty was to maximise it to the limit'The countess has also been instrumental and it's a subject that has been dear to her heart for a very long time.' Sophie has met many of the beneficiaries on three separate trips with the trust to India, Malawi and Bangladesh.During a reception after the countess's speech the Queen told guests that she found the Trust's achievement 'amazing'.' When John Sir John Major talked to me about setting up the trust I hadn't realised how bad it the issue of preventable blindness was,' she said, smiling.' And if anything it seems to be spreading. What it the trust has achieved is remarkable.'

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