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FAQ 9: Is there a complete list of the Hamlet Club Queens?

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There is conflicting information regarding the order of some Queens in EJO's Abbey books. The following list uses the description of Jean Guthrie's coronation in Robins in the Abbey as a main source, with help from Littlejan's discussions in Abbey Champion - and later books, of course, for the last six Queens. The main doubt is about the relative positions of Ivy & Clover; I have resolved this in my own mind by adhering to the order in which the procession is given in Robins, but it would be equally valid to argue that as Clover is referred to by Jen as 'the Queen after Maidie-Primrose' in Dancer (p. 45), their positions should be reversed.
Where surnames are known I have used them, but they are not always given, and in some cases the Queen's 'real' name is not known either.
I have used dates AD for the dates of the Queens' reigns (from May to May unless otherwise stated), and taken as a starting point the mention of a 'first glimpse' of the Peter Pan statue (erected 1912), near the beginning of Girls of the Hamlet Club, and the fact that Easter was early in 1913 (23 March) which is also mentioned in GOHC (p. 256). This makes the internal chronology of the series fit reasonably well with the 'real' world - the four-week summer vacation school at Cheltenham was in 1921 - and if the Marchwood twins are crowned in May 1939 this also explains why World War 2 is not mentioned in the series.
 
Queens of the Hamlet Club
 
 Date Name   Colour/Flower No.  Year

 1913-1914

 Miriam Honor 

 White (with forget-me-nots as border) 

 1

 1

 May-July 1914

 Cicely Hobart

 Gold (with brown autumn leaves)

 2

 2

 July 1914-May 1915

 Marguerite Verity

 Strawberry Pink

 3

 2

 1915-1916

 Joy Shirley

 Green (with cream 'Traveller's Joy' flowers)

 4

 3

 1916-1917

 Joan Shirley

 Violet

 5

 4

 1917-1918

 Muriel Bayne

 Speedwell Blue

 6

 5

 1918-1919

 Nesta Green

 Honesty Silver (with purple border)

 7

 6

 1919-1920

 Beatrice Randall

 Stripes (red, green & yellow, with tulips as flower)

 8

 7

 1920-1921

 Barbara Honor

 Cream background with Wild Rose border

 9

 8

 1921-1922

 Rosamund Kane

 Red Rose (with yellow & cream roses on train)

 10

 9

 1922-1923

 Jen Robins

 Beech Brown (with 'little yellow things that dance')

 11

 10

 1923-1924

 Maidlin Di Ravarati

 Primrose (with green border)

 12

 11

 1924-1925

 

 Ivy (dark green with yellow & purple striped border)

 13

 12

 1925-1926

 Anne (later Manley)

 Clover Pink (with dark brown clover-leaves)

 14

 13

 1926-1927

 

 Bluebell

 15

 14

 1927-1928

 

 Poppy

 16

 15

 1928-1929

 Grace Gray

 Garden (grey background with garden border 
 flowers 'growing' from the bottom edge)

 17

 16

 1929-1930

 Molly

 Hyacinth (pink, white & blue)

 18

 17

 1930-1931

 

 Heather

 19

 18

 1931-1932

 May

 Lilac (mauve & white)

 20

 19

 1932-1933

 Mirry

 Forget-me-not blue

 21

 20

 1933-1934

 Joan Fraser (Littlejan)

 Marigold (orange with dark brown border & lining;
  orange marigold 'stars' on lining)

 22

 21

 1934-1935

 Jean Guthrie

 Rosemary (dark green border)

 23

 22

 1935-1936

 Janice Raymond (Jansy)

 Lobelia (dark blue with lobelia flower posies on 
 white diamond-shapes)

 24

 23

 1936-1937

 Rosalind Kane (Nanta)

 Lavender (grey-green border)

 25

 24

 1937-1938

 Tessa

 Lupin (lemon yellow background, blue, pink &
 apricot flower spikes rising from corners)

 26

 25

 1938-1939

 Phyllida

 Wallflower (chestnut brown & yellow)

 27

 26

 1939-

 Elizabeth Marchwood

 Margaret Marchwood

 Buttercup (green/scattered flowers & white border)

 Daisy (green/scattered flowers & yellow border)

 28

29

 27

 
 
 
 
 
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