Queen of England.
Document Signed, “Appd ./ Victoria RI,” (Victoria Regina Imperatrix) one page (3 5/8 inches wide by 7 3/8 inches high), October 5th, 1865, approving the outcome of a court martial for a Private in the 32nd Company of Royal Marines.
“Robert Elves, Private of the 32nd Company of Royal Marines having been tried by a General Court Martial held at Woolwich on the 28th of September 1865, for breach of the 61st article of War, and having been sentenced to undergo a punishment of Penal Servitude for Five Years, The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty most humbly submit that your Majesty may be graciously pleased to approve this sentence, and that the said Robert Elves, may undergo a punishment of Penal Servitude for a term of five years accordingly.
“Admiralty / 5th October 1865.”
Signed in the 28th year of Queen Victoria’s reign (of 63 years) and the 4th year of her widowhood (Prince Albert died in 1861). The Victorian era, as her reign was known, was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire.
Framed (with a photograph of Queen Victoria on her Diamond Jubilee, in light blue/gray inner and outer mats, with an intricate silver frame) dimensions: 14 7/8 inches wide by 13 5/8 inches high.
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