Editor says, the conjecture that the assassination of Queen Victoria might have heralded in a new era of democracy has been suggested by my clever colleagues Robbie Taylor and Eric Oppen. Quite so. But please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect our viewpoints, and the discussion of an alternative outcome certainly is not a justification for the assassination attempts themselves.
Editor says, 1) Walking On The Water records the historical fact that Mountbatten declined the offer, and Cecil King was fired. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.