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How the Queen's queue can be seen as a modern form of pilgrimage

By Anne Bailey, Associate Member of the History Faculty, University of Oxford, University of Oxford
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On Friday, September 16 2022, the day the queue to see Queen Elizabeth II lying in state in Westminster Hall first reached its ten-mile capacity and had to be closed to new entrants, one social media commentator tweeted that it was “our 21st-century pilgrimage”.

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