Coronation: From the 8th to the 21st Century

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Harper Perennial, 2006 - History - 556 pages
This splendid volume is the first of its kind—a comprehensive history that sets each of Britain's coronations in its political, religious, and cultural context. Meticulously researched, it also examines celebratory poetry and a musical history of extraordinary brilliance. Illustrated with illuminated manuscripts, engravings, portraits, photographs, and images from film and television, this work as rich as its subject.

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Contents

The Lords Anointed
3
King and Priest
35
Kingship and Consent
71
Copyright

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Roy Strong is the author of many books, on subjects as diverse as history, art and gardening. Born in London in 1935 and educated at Queen Mary College, University of London and the Warburg Institute, Roy joined the National Portrait Gallery in 1959 and became Director in 1967. He went on to be the Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum til 1987 when he resigned to become a full-time writer, broadcaster and consultant. His many books include ‘The Story of Britain and Gloriana’, ‘Feast’ and his last book ‘The Laskett’.

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