NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

1st January, 1903 : The proclamation of Edward VII as Emperor of India took place today on the great plains near Delhi. At a signal from the Viceroy, Lord Curzon, who was seated on a glittering gold and white dais, the trumpets sounded and a lone horseman rode up and read the proclamation. Lord Curzon then read the message from the new Emperor and made the announcement that there would be a remission of interest on British loans for those states suffering from famine.

[ The loans were to keep maharajahs in elephants and emeralds, not poor people in rice. ]

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