From In Chancery, published 1920.
A character is pondering the death of Queen Victoria who lived from 1819 to 1901.
"Never again would a Queen reign so long, or people have a chance to see so much history buried for their money."
She reigned for 63 years and 7 months.
It just shows that we can never know what may happen in the future. Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Diamond Jubilee (60 years) in 2012, and five years later celebrated her Sapphire Jubilee. It is remarkable. And all due to unexpected circumstances. Who knew that Edward VIII would abdicate and George VI would die?
Galsworthy at 65.