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

Lecturer: Barbara Askew

“Happy and Glorious” – Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Accession to the Throne of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, and her Coronation.
This lecture looks at the evolution of the coronation ceremony from Saxon times. It examines the stages of the coronation, from the Proclamation through to the Homage and explains the significance of the different items of the Coronation Regalia. Finally it explains the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen, the first to be genuinely witnessed by the people through the medium of television.