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342   CANADIAN HISTORY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

helped also to make an " entente " with Russia, and men began to call him " Edward the Peacemaker."

The King's Edward VIPs eldest son had died in 1892,

   Son.   so his second son, George, Duke of York

(afterwards Prince Of Wales, and now King of England), had become heir to the throne. Trained as a naval officer, he already

:X knew much at first hand of British lands overseas. But in 19o1 he and his wife made a long tour through-

--- .~ r out the Empire in the royal yacht, O phir. They sailed first to

Australia for the opening of the first Parliament of the new

v Commonwealth, and then visited New Zealand and South Africa. Lastly, they

«; .. spent five weeks of the beautiful autumn season in the Domin-

MONUMENT TO THE STRATHCONA HORSE," Ion, receiving every-

IN MONTREAL.   where a whole-

hearted welcome. In the following summer, there was

a great gathering in London from all parts of the Empire

for the coronation of the King, which, however, had to

be deferred from June till August, because he fell

suddenly and dangerously ill.A


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