The Randall Years
Canadian and World Political and Social Events
Randall’s period at 5 Queen Street occurred during the Boer War, part of the Chinese-Japanese wars, World War I (1914-1918), which was followed by the founding of the League of Nations, and the British Commonwealth of Nations. It also saw the beginning of the application of the telegraph and the sinking of the “unsinkable” Titanic in 1912.
Queen Victoria had ruled since 1837, but was succeeded for 1901 to 1910 by Edward VII, and he subsequently by George V for 1910 onward. Randall’s practice had begun with Wilfred Laurier as Prime Minister of Canada (1896-1911), followed by Robert L. Borden (1911-1920).