Beacons lit to honor Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

To celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, marking her 70 years on the throne, more than 3,200 beacons will be ignited across the British Isles, reimagining and repurposing the torchlight relays once deployed in England to warn of possible invasion, from marauding Vikings in 793 to the Spanish Armada in 1588 or Napoleon in 1803.