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The London and Middlesex Historian



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During the months that preceded the Proclamation many articles appeared in both the Free Press and the London Daily Advertiser in anticipation of this event. Whereas both papers were strongly in favor of the Proclamation, the announcement itself set the stage for considerable and often prolonged debate within the city. This article will review the nature of that debate. The Prelude will focus on the newspaper coverage before and after June 6, 1867, to reveal how informed the citizens of London were about the significance of the Proclamation. The Aftermath will review the many political decisions along with the preparations (or lack thereof) that were made for the celebrations held after 1867 through 1907. Finally, in the Epilogue we will examine several probable causes for these decisio



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