Live on Crowdcast, Wednesday 18 November 7.00pm (GMT)
Lucy Worsley is joined by Public Historian, Charles Farris and the Tower of London’s Chief Exhibitor, Nivek Amichund for a discussion exploring the dazzling history of royal coronations through the centuries.
Home to the world-famous Crown Jewels, the Tower of London has played a central role in coronations - with all the pomp, pageantry and spectacle that they entail – for centuries. From glorious processions to Westminster Abbey by the likes of Queen Anne Boleyn, to the ancient ceremony of anointing Knights of the Bath that once took place within its walls, the fortress has played a part in some of the most momentous coronations in British history. The one hour online talk will offer a glimpse of some of the magnificent coronation robes that have been worn throughout history - now housed in Historic Royal Palace’s Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection - including those worn by George IV.
This event is free to join, but we ask you to consider making a donation of £10 or whatever you can afford.
Historic Royal Palaces is a self-funding charity. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on our finances and we are facing a £100 million shortfall this year. We would love you to show support for us by visiting. We have restricted the number of people allowed on site each day, so you will have the chance of seeing these wonderful places up close, without the usual crowds.
If you are not able to join us in person, we look forward to you joining our online events.
The Crown Jewels, part of the Royal Collection, are the most powerful symbols of the British Monarchy. They are guarded in the Jewel House within the Tower of London.Find out more about the Crown Jewels
The Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection contains 10,000 items of historic dress from the 16th century to the present day, and contains items of clothing worn by royalty including the Queen.Discover more about the collection