Know thy kingdom:
This blank map of the United Kingdom is downloadable. Use it to test yourself on the geography of the U.K. by locating:
- Northern Ireland
- Capital cities of each
BONUS: Republic of Ireland
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The “R” after the Elizabeth’s signature stands for Regina (Reh-JINE-ah), the Latin word for queen.
India became a part of the British Empire during the reign of Queen Victoria. As the Empress of India, Queen Victoria signed her name Victoria R-I, or Victoria Regina-Imperiatrix. Her predecessors, all kings, signed their names with a male version: Rex-Imperator.