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The case against a stripped-back coronation

The case against a stripped-back coronation

22 October 2022

9:00 AM

22 October 2022

9:00 AM

The last King Charles was crowned in 1661. Samuel Pepys attended the ceremony. He was captivated by ‘the sight of all these glorious things… sure never to see the like again in this world’. He later became so merry, he told his diary, that ‘my head began to turne and I to vomitt…Thus did the day end, with joy everywhere’.

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