Coronation Anecdotes

Select and Interesting Fragments of English Coronation Ceremonies

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Author: Giles Gossip
Published: 1823
Language: English
Wordcount: 64,393 / 196 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 298
Added to site: 2008.12.23
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Genre: Non-fiction

The coronation of our monarchs presents a wide field of meditation to an intelligent eye. It is an epitome of the genius of the monarchy, and a miniature exhibition of the leading events of our annals.

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taken, are, according to ord^r of Parliam^t, totallie broken and defaced."

A second inventory, containing "that part of the regalia" found at Westminster, mentions "King Alfred's crowne of gould wyer worke, sett with slight stones, and 2 little bells, p. oz. 79 1/2, at £3. per oz., £248. 10s. 0d."]

[Footnote 11: See Sir Edward Walker's Account of "The Preparations for His Majesty's Coronation," &c. 8vo. Lond. First printed 1820.]

[Footnote 12: Taylor, p, 65. The Saxon Chronicle says of the Conqueror: "He was very worshipful. Thrice he bore his king-helmet every year, when he was in England: at Easter, he bore it at Winchester; at Pentecost, at Westminster; in midwinter, at Gloucester. And there were with him all the rich men over all England," &c.--Sax. Chron. 189, &c.]

[Footnote 13: The following is Hume's account of this memorable project:--

"A little after [his attempt to carry off the Duke of Ormond], Blood for

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