25 November

'Your Majesty, I am returning my MBE as a protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against Cold Turkey slipping down the charts. With Love, John Lennon.'
November 2009

This was John Lennon's letter to the queen on 25 November 1969, when he returned the MBE he'd been awarded in 1966. The medal was rediscovered 25 years after his death in a vault at Buckingham Palace.






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