Primrose Day

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Primrose Day is the anniversary of the death of British statesman and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, on 19 April 1881.[1] The primrose was his favourite flower and Queen Victoria would often send him bunches of them from Windsor and Osborne House. She sent a wreath of primroses to his funeral.

In 1916 Pathé News recorded commemorative events, with a wreath laid at Disraeli's statue outside Westminster Palace.[2]


  1. ^ Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, 14th Edition, 1989 (pb), p881
  2. ^ "Primrose Day In London 1916". British Pathé. Retrieved 4 March 2015.

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