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Happy and Glorious: A thousand Years of English Coronations BARBARA ASKEW Tuesday 08 October 2019

The lecture looks at the evolution of the coronation ceremony from Saxon times.  It gives an account of the ill-omens and memorable mishaps which have occurred at coronations throughout the centuries.

Barbara is a Blue-Badge Tourist Guide.  She is a rota guide at the British Museum, the Houses of Parliament and the Albert Memorial