ELIZABETH ALEXANDRA MARY WINDSOR
Today, like so many around the world, we bid good-bye to Queen Elizabeth II.
Our family lived in Surrey, England from 1995-1999, and nearby Windsor was one of our favorite places to visit for the day. We have so many fond memories, including seeing the Queen at a horse show in Windsor and at the races in Esher where she had a horse in the running.
Despite what anyone might think of all the pomp and circumstance, Elizabeth reigned with dignity and a great sense of duty. It is unlikely that there will ever be a monarch to match her longevity in the role, and most likely a new century before a female wears the crown again.
The British Isles are seen in this map by Elwe from 1792.
Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.
Visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Fun with Maps here on Loveland Beacon.