Enamel and gilt medal made by T.& J. Bragg, Birmingham
MS. Primrose League adds. I
The Primrose League, founded in 1883 to recruit and maintain support for the Conservative Party, drew on ideas of the medieval past for its organisation. Membership was graded one (the lowest) to five. Star medals were awarded to Knights and Dames who had made an outstanding contribution to furthering the principles of the League. This one includes bars for Queen Victoria's 1887 Jubilee and the 1898 Sudan campaign's Battle of Omdurman, in which the young Winston Churchill fought.
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