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Background imageCrowning Collection: Crowns of Britain

Crowns of Britain
The numerous crowns of Britain, used through a thousand years. The Imperial State Crown is shown at the top of the page and the final, crown at bottom right, is St

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953
General view of the State Procession down the Nave led by H. M. The Queen, flanked by her Maids of Honour after the Coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey on June 2nd 1953. 1953

Background imageCrowning Collection: Queen Elizabeth II is crowned

Queen Elizabeth II is crowned
The moment during the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II where the Archbishop of Canterbury places St Edwards crown on the Queens head. Date: 1953

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation 1953, Queen Elizabeth II in golden State coach

Coronation 1953, Queen Elizabeth II in golden State coach
Queen Elizabeth II drives through Trafalgar Square in central London in the golden State coach on the way to Westminster Abbey for her Coronation on 2 June 1953. Date: 1953

Background imageCrowning Collection: Edward VIII in his Coronation robes

Edward VIII in his Coronation robes
A triptych of paintings by Fortunino Matania of King Edward VIII dressed in his ceremonial Coronation robes, part of a special Coronation number prepared in advance by the Illustrated London News but

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation, receiving the Crown of glory 1937

Coronation, receiving the Crown of glory 1937
The Queens Coronation. Her Majesty is kneeling on her faldstool and the Archbishop of Canterbury is placing the Crown upon her head, with the koh-i-noor diamond glittering

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II by Bryan de Grineau

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II by Bryan de Grineau
Spectacular illustration by ILN special artist, Bryan de Grineau, showing the supreme moment of the Coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey when the Archbishop of Canterbury

Background imageCrowning Collection: Crowning of Nicolas I

Crowning of Nicolas I
NICOLAS I/TSAR SCENES & EVENTS Crowning of the Tzar in Moscow on 19 August 1826. Date: 1796 - 1855

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of King Edward II

Coronation of King Edward II
Edward II crowned King of England at Westminster Date: 25th February 1308

Background imageCrowning Collection: Crowning the May Queen, Leyland, Lancashire in 1900

Crowning the May Queen, Leyland, Lancashire in 1900

Background imageCrowning Collection: The Crowning of Queen Victoria at Her Coronation

The Crowning of Queen Victoria at Her Coronation, Westminster Abbey, London Date: 1838

Background imageCrowning Collection: Nadir (Nader) Shah of Iran crowning himself

Nadir (Nader) Shah of Iran crowning himself on 8 March 1736 Date: 1736

Background imageCrowning Collection: The Coronation of King George VI - The Homage

The Coronation of King George VI - The Homage
circa 1910s

Background imageCrowning Collection: Chinese tea farmers treading tea leaves in baskets

Chinese tea farmers treading tea leaves in baskets
Chinese tea farmers treading tea leaves, Camellia sinensis, in baskets to ferment the tea. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Rudolph Ackermanns Repository of Arts, London, 1821

Background imageCrowning Collection: Crowning ceremony of Ardashir II of the Sassanian Empire

Crowning ceremony of Ardashir II of the Sassanian Empire
Crowning ceremony of King Ardashir II (center) by Shapur II (right) of the Sassanian Empire. Angel Mithra with raised barsom at left. Body and crown of defeated Roman emperor Julian on the ground

Background imageCrowning Collection: Costumes of kings of the Sassanian Empire

Costumes of kings of the Sassanian Empire. Sassanid founder Ardashir I and Ahura Mazda hold a crown, while their horses stamp on the bodies of Artabanus and Ahriman (top)

Background imageCrowning Collection: Crowning of Robert the Bruce

Crowning of Robert the Bruce (King Robert I of Scotland), 25 March 1306. 1306

Background imageCrowning Collection: Death Crowning Innocence by G F Watts

Death Crowning Innocence by G F Watts. circa 1888

Background imageCrowning Collection: Two girls crowning their snowman

Two girls crowning their snowman
Two Edwardian girls crowning their snowman. Date: circa 1905

Background imageCrowning Collection: Cartoon, Sir Rowland Le Grand

Cartoon, Sir Rowland Le Grand. A reference to the English postal reformer, Sir Rowland Hill, being congratulated by a grateful Britannia. Date: 1864

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of King George VI, Queens crowning 1937

Coronation of King George VI, Queens crowning 1937
The Queen is seen leaving Westminster Abbey after the ceremony, accompanied by her Bishops in purple train, embroidered in gold with floral emblems of the Empire, carried by her six train-bearers

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of King Edward VIII 1937

Coronation of King Edward VIII 1937
An impression of the supreme moment, when the King is crowned during the Coronation of King Edward VIII, scheduled for May 1937 but never carried out due to the Kings abdication in December 1936

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of King Henry VI 1429

Coronation of King Henry VI 1429
On November 6th, 1429, a month before his eighth birthday and less than four months after the coronation of his rival, the Dauphin, in Reims

Background imageCrowning Collection: 1937 Coronation - Peeresses don their coronets

1937 Coronation - Peeresses don their coronets
A picturesque incident during the Coronation of King George VI. During the Queens crowning, the assembled peeresses in Westminster Abbey simultaneously donned their coronets. Date: 1937

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of King Charles I

Coronation of King Charles I
Coronation of Charles I on 2 February 1626. The King is depicted wearing white, rather than purple, and was reckoned to be an omen of his future misfortunes. Date: 1626

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip pays homage

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip pays homage
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953 in Westminster Abbey showing the Duke of Edinburgh paying homage. Date: 1953

Background imageCrowning Collection: Richmond crowned Henry VII at Bosworth

Richmond crowned Henry VII at Bosworth
Earl of Richmond crowned Henry VII after the Battle of Bosworth, where he defeated Richard III. 1485

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation, Crowning of King George VI 1937

Coronation, Crowning of King George VI 1937
Ceremony in Westminister Abbey, the moment when the pageant of religion and slendour, the Archbishop of Canterbury placed St

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II - Westminster Abbey

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II - Westminster Abbey
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II - Westminster Abbey - 2nd June 1953. 1953

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of Haakon VII of Norway

Coronation of Haakon VII of Norway
The Coronation of Haakon VII (Prince Carl of Denmark and Iceland, born Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel (18721957)

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of George I

Coronation of George I
Enthronisation ceremony during the Coronation of King George I in 1714. As the King could not speak English and the bishops could not speak German, the ceremony was carried out in Latin. Date: 1714

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of King William III and Queen Mary

Coronation of King William III and Queen Mary
Coronation of William III and Mary II, 11 April 1689 showing the moment William was crowned at Westminster Abbey by the Bishop of London

Background imageCrowning Collection: Tsar Nicholas II Coronation - Parade

Tsar Nicholas II Coronation - Parade
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was coronated on the 26th of May 1896, this parade on the Kamenny Bridge in Moscow, is a small glimpse of the celebratory mood said to have captivated the Russian people

Background imageCrowning Collection: Crowning of Charlemagne (800)

Crowning of Charlemagne (800). Illuminated manuscript (14th c.). Gothic art. Miniature Painting

Background imageCrowning Collection: Orb of Tsar Boris Godunov of Russia

Orb of Tsar Boris Godunov of Russia
The orb which belongs among a set of gifts, brought to Tsar Boris Godunov in 1604 by the Great Embassy of Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of King George V, crowning ceremony 1911

Coronation of King George V, crowning ceremony 1911
Photograph showing King George V seated on a thrown that was specially built for the occasion, Princess Mary, Prince Albert, Prince Henry and Prince George are seen in the box jut behind the King

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of King George V, arrival at Westminister Abbey

Coronation of King George V, arrival at Westminister Abbey
Thunder of the cannon in Hyde Park, to signal of the arrival of (to be) King George V and Queen Mary to Westminister Abbey signed from the roof of the Abbey at eight minutes to eleven

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of Queen Victoria, Westminster Abbey, London

Coronation of Queen Victoria, Westminster Abbey, London
Coronation of Queen Victoria at Westminster Abbey, London, on 28 June 1838. 1838

Background imageCrowning Collection: Homer / Crowned / Laurels

Homer / Crowned / Laurels
HOMER Blind Greek poet crowned with laurels in celebration of his Iliad and Odyssey Date: 9th - 8th Century BC

Background imageCrowning Collection: Jean Racine / Huyot / Didot

Jean Racine / Huyot / Didot
JEAN RACINE the French dramatist is led forward by his muse and Melpomene to be crowned by Immortality Date: 1639 - 1699

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation, Climax to Pageantry 1937

Coronation, Climax to Pageantry 1937
Their Majesties crowned and Inthroned. The splendor of the Interior of Westminster Abbey during the crowning of king George VI

Background imageCrowning Collection: The Queen Mother by J A Campbell

The Queen Mother by J A Campbell
Promotional postcard for The Queen Mother by J. A. Campbell. First produced at the Junction Theatre, Manchester, 30th October 1912 and Elephant & Castle Theatre, 1st September 1913. Artist: E

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of King George V 1911

Coronation of King George V 1911
King George Vs Coronation on the 22 June 1911, at Westminster Abbey, London, the Archbishop of Canterbury the most Reverend Randall Davidson placing the Crown of St. Edward on the Kings head

Background imageCrowning Collection: Fanning hair to add strength and beauty

Fanning hair to add strength and beauty
Edwardian beauty routine for the hair - using a fan to waft strength and beauty into ones locks! Date: 1904

Background imageCrowning Collection: Small hats featured in the Deauville season, 1927

Small hats featured in the Deauville season, 1927
Crowning touches with small hats featured in the Deauville season, 1927 worn by Lady Louis Mountbatten, Princess de Faucigny-Lucinge, Mme Maria Kousnezoff

Background imageCrowning Collection: Queen Mary being crowned

Queen Mary being crowned. Date: 1911

Background imageCrowning Collection: Captain James Cook -- an allegory

Captain James Cook -- an allegory
Captain James Cook (1728-1779), explorer. An allegory, showing Neptune raising him up to Immortality, a Genius crowning him with a Wreath of Oak, and Fame introducing him to History

Background imageCrowning Collection: Ceremony of crowning of King George V

Ceremony of crowning of King George V
Archbishop of Canterbury placing the crown on King George Vs head, in Westminster Abbey. 22 June 1911



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