Dateline 1901: Queen Victoria's Funeral

The end of the Victorian era, the height of British imperial power. George V was to preside over the Great War which would bleed the Empire white and deliver it financially into the hands of her Wall Street creditors, inaugurating the empire of Britain's former rebel colonies, the United States of America.

Photo from Gernsheim `Historic Events 1839-1939' Longmans London 1960