The Honours list published on the King's Birthday at the
end of last week was chiefly notable for the revival of the historic title of Duke of York in favour of the King's second son, Prince Albert. The King himself long held that title. The Duke of York who was the son of George the Third is still remembered by judicious historians as an able and honest Commander-in- Chief. The descendants of Edward the Third who held the title left their mark on fifteenth-century England. The King has done well to revive a title that awakens so many memories and is intimately connected with our national history.