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Queen Elizabeth mug

Regular price $55.00

 

There's lots of feelings around the death of Queen Elizabeth. I appreciated the opinion of Maya Jasanoff (@jasanoff) in the New York Times (@nytimes).
 
She writes:
 

"The queen embodied a profound, sincere commitment to her duties — her final public act was to appoint her 15th prime minister — and for her unflagging performance of them, she will be rightly mourned. She has been a fixture of stability, and her death in already turbulent times will send ripples of sadness around the world. But we should not romanticize her era. For the queen was also an image: the face of a nation that, during the course of her reign, witnessed the dissolution of nearly the entire British Empire into some 50 independent states and significantly reduced global influence. By design as much as by the accident of her long life, her presence as head of state and head of the Commonwealth, an association of Britain and its former colonies, put a stolid traditionalist front over decades of violent upheaval. As such, the queen helped obscure a bloody history of decolonization whose proportions and legacies have yet to be adequately acknowledged."


This mug is microwave and dishwasher safe. It is approximately 4" tall. You will receive a mug similar, but perhaps not identical, to the one pictured. Custom mugs are available. www.rothshank.com