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Historic Royal Palaces – Coronations Online Talk with Lucy Worsley
November 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Lucy Worsley is joined by Public Historian, Charles Farris and the Tower of London’s Chief Exhibitor, Nivek Amichund for a discussion exploring the dazzling history of royal coronations through the centuries.
Home to the world-famous Crown Jewels, the Tower of London has played a central role in coronations – with all the pomp, pageantry and spectacle that they entail – for centuries. From glorious processions to Westminster Abbey by the likes of Queen Anne Boleyn, to the ancient ceremony of anointing Knights of the Bath that once took place within its walls, the fortress has played a part in some of the most momentous coronations in British history. The one hour online talk will offer a glimpse of some of the magnificent coronation robes that have been worn throughout history – now housed in Historic Royal Palace’s Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection – including those worn by George IV.
Historic Royal Palaces is a self-funding charity. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on our finances and we are facing a £100 million shortfall in this year alone.
Whilst this event is free to join, we ask you to consider making a donation of £10 or whatever you can afford.