By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (September 19, 2022) – In Issue 2022-166 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps, we pause to honor Her Royal Majesty – The Queen as she is laid to rest.


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.

British Isles – 1792 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

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