Queen Elizabeth II, who ruled Britain for the longest time, passes away at age 96
Queen Elizabeth II, who oversaw the fairly peaceful dissolution of an empire that once spanned the globe has passed away. She was 96.
According to a statement from Buckingham Palace, she passed away peacefully on September 8 in the afternoon at her estate in Balmoral, Scotland.
Elizabeth presided over the UK during a period of political instability after assuming the throne in 1952. She assumed power as the leader of an empire that was, admittedly, in decline. By the time of her passing, Scotland was frequently calling for independence, and Northern Ireland’s unrest had been exacerbated by Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.
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