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Friday 24 March 2023 – Happy and Glorious – the evolution of the coronation ceremony

Lecturer: Barbara Askew

“Happy and Glorious” – A Celebration of the Coronation of King Charles III on May 6th 2023
The crowning of the sovereign is an ancient ceremony rich in religious significance, historical associations and pageantry.
This lecture looks at the evolution of the coronation ceremony from Saxon times to the present day, gives an account of fascinating incidents, ill omens and memorable mishaps that have occurred at coronations throughout the centuries and ends with a description of how the coronation of King Charles III might differ from that of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.