From Shirebrook to Sarajevo: Royal routes to war

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As North Derbyshire enjoyed a Royal visit in late June 1914, the killing of another Royal in the Balkans set Europe on course for the Great War, as Scott Lomax reports.

ON JUNE 25, 1914 several of the mining communities of North Derbyshire were witness to pomp and ceremony as King George V and his Queen, Mary, paid short visits, having been greeted at Nottingham and Welbeck Abbey the previous day…