When I first discovered this intriguing teapot during a visit to Baristow Pottery in the UK, I was immediately drawn to the cigar spout and the sculpted handle of Roosevelt and Stalin handle. The bottom of the teapot is inscribed the Yalta Tea Party – a reference to the Yalta Conference. The historical significance of […]
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest-reigning British monarch in more than 1,000 years today, overtaking her great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria, with just over 63 years and six months on the throne. Born on April 21, 1926 during the reign of her paternal grandfather, King George V. On November 20, 1947 Elizabeth II married His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.