In honour of Charlemagne the coronation of the emperors of Germany always took place at Aix-la-Chapelle in the church which he had founded. Within a month of his father's decease he was crowned, the ceremony being much curtailed owing to his tender age and delicate health. This was an office of great antiquity, which used to be performed by the Beauchamps, the Earls of Warwick, who used to receive the salt-cellars, knives, and spoons laid on the king's table at the coronation feast for their reward. A platform, called the theatre, is erected in the choir, between the transepts, and on it are set thrones for the king and queen ; the king's being a few steps higher than that placed for his con- sort. Lord Talbot, who accompanied the Champion, had been at great pains to train his horse to retire backwards, so that he should face the king both on entering and retiring, but by some mischance it entered backwards, to the great amusement of all present. These were very large sums of money for the times.
This is the first instance, also, of a coronation procession through London — a custom which was continued until the time of the Stuarts, Charles 11. The queen was much disturbed by it, and frequently used to refer to it. Many gentlemen rode with their servants in liveries and badges, and the City Companies were there, too, led by their wardens, clothed in purple livery and bearing the ensigns of their trades. Paul's or at Westminster is not clear. The multitude wavered, and were more than half- inclined to side with Henry, who pleaded that he was English born and English by education, and that he spoke English as his native tongue.
Acton carried it home, and got another dove of gold to be artificially set on ; whereat, when brought back, His Majesty was well contented, as making no discovery thereof. Leo went into the pulpit and swore on the Gospels his innocence of the charges brought against him. The holder was bound to crow the hour every night during Lent within the precincts of the royal Palace. The next day, dressed in his robes of state, with his crown on his head, a crucifix of gold and a golden chain about his neck, and with his pilgrim's ring on his finger, he was laid to rest before the high altar of the church which he had built. When the king was crowned in St. His dominions reached from the shores of the Baltic to the Ebro, from the Atlantic to the Lower Danube, and from the German Ocean to the Adriatic. Being unable to walk, she was carried to the Abbey in a low arm-chair, but she had, notwithstanding, a long train, which was carried by the Duchess of Somerset, Lady Elizabeth Seymour, Lady Mary Hyde, and Lady Mary Pierrepoint.
The stone is a greywether or Druid's stone, and is supposed to have been an object of veneration long before the time of the Saxons. A curious change took place in the ceremony of recognition. On the first occasion the ceremony took place at Stonehenge, which Merlin had caused to be miraculously transported from Ireland to England. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. Alfred was sent to Rome by his father at the age of five. Some of the services rendered in times past read very strangely to us.
Noreen Ortega-Rigos… Napakasayanyangkakwentuhan at ipinaabotnyasa akin angkanyangpagbati at sinabinyangsila ay dadalongkanyangbutihingasawanasi Mr. Elizabeth had a difficult task before her, and the disputes over the order of the coronation service were many and furious. One thing I realise is that everyone has a potential to be an emcee. Con- sequently her progress through the City of London and the coronation ceremony on the following day were exceedingly brilliant. He wore a Saxon sword in a golden sheath attached to a jewelled belt, the gifts of King Alfred, who had presented them to him on the occasion of his coming of age. The king was so anxious that everything should be well done that he superintended many of the arrangements in person.
Work hard and don't give up hope. I would recommend him to anyone. External factors such as the audience, formality of the function, the size of the room or hall, the location of the function, all of it play part in how well one can manage his or her nervousness. Westminster was very closely built over then, and the streets were so narrow that people could shake hands out of the windows with their opposite neighbours ; so it is not surprising that the plague had taken root in the place. After being crowned, the child -king was dressed in royal robes by the bishops and knights and conducted to the banquet, where was great feasting and rejoicing. Many of them, we know, loved it passionately.
The dean and prebendaries of Westminster brought the Bible for presentation and the regalia, but forgot the chalice and paten. He is invested with the golden spurs; the sword of state is girded on him ; the imperial mantle of cloth of gold is placed about his shoulders ; the ring put on his finger, and the orb and the sceptre delivered into his hands. But as a pageant it was unusually brilliant, and gave very great satis- faction to the nation. At first the bearers were ordinary soldiers, and the kings used to stand erect on the shield — a matter of some difficulty when their bearers and the assembled people waxed enthusiastic. So it was felt on all sides, although no open expression was given to the thought, that a further struggle was imminent. One coronation took place when a fierce invasion was threatening our shores, and men knew that their words of homage were no empty formula, but the outspoken determination to rally round the newly crowned monarch and to fight beside him and even to die, if needs be, by his side in the sacred cause of one's country.
These signs were much com- mented on, and when the troubles of his reign came thick and fast, it was urged that they had presaged the disasters which were in store for the English nation. The apse, however, was flooded with light, as not only was it studded with windows, but the great chandelier with its three thousand candles made a brilliant illumination. J: and before we close this programme, may I call on Mrs. Kosnin for the officiation speech. On one side of him walked the Bishop of Bath, and on the other the Bishop of Durham ; the Duke of Buckingham held up his train.