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Talks and Lectures

A wide range of podcasts from talks and lectures held at Historic Royal Palaces

May 25, 2013

The coronation was, and still is, one of the most important ceremonies of a monarch’s reign. Dr Alice Hunt examines the 16th-century coronations of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I, showing how they responded to monarchical and religious changes of the time, and what they tell us about legitimacy, representation and the purpose of ceremony.