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Royalty on Record

The National Archives are launching a fantastic showcase titled Royalty on Record. This portal will offer an exclusive glimpse into past regal records, host a series of talks and exhibitions, as well as preview an exciting new film!

Friday 27 May at 14:00, ‘Crowning King and Restoration: Charles II’s coronation’, 1661
Join Dr Neil Johnston in his online exploration of Charles II’s coronation festivities and discover the political powers that occur behind closed doors. Johnston covers all corners of the coronation, from the initial preparation to the completed ceremony.

Friday 10 June a 14:00, ‘Crown & Sceptre: A new history of the British Monarchy’
Delve deeper into the history of the British Monarchy, as author Tracy Borman tells the untold stories of her favourite monarchs and spills secrets on the crown’s shocking survival. Covering 1,000 years of history, explore real stories and relive a plethora of royal lifestyles.

Friday 17 Jun at 14:00, ‘Power and pageantry: The coronation of King Richard III and Queen Anne’
Dr Sean Cunningham discusses the power of medieval coronations and analyses the joint crowning of Richard III and Queen Anne in 1483. Learn the true significance of this stunning summer coronation and catch a glimpse into Richard III’s kingship.

Friday 1 July at 14:00, ‘A Blackmailer at Frogmore: The Adventures of Queen Caroline’s Ghost’
Discover the unruly tale of Thomas Ashe, as James Travers unravels the shocking secrets of King George III’s daughters and the scandals that feature in his unpublished Regency novel ‘The Claustral Palace: or Memoirs of The Family’.
All talks are hosted online and run on a ‘pay-what-you-can’ basis.
Virtual Event London TW9 4AD
Fri 27 May to Fri 1 July
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