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Trope-a-Day: Awesome Moment of Crowning

Awesome Moment of Crowning: The coronation of Alphas I / Seledie III of the Empire, interrupted as it was by assassins, and demonstrating once and for all that it is entirely possible to be crowned – well, for values of the passive voice equal to “We crown Us, etc.” – with a clockbow bolt in your lung at the time. 15 more words


On This Day: May 26th

On the 26th of May 1896 Nicholas II was formally coronated as Tsar, he would be the last tsar of Imperial Russia. The coronation was held in Uspensky Cathedral located within the Kremlin. 79 more words


God Save Their Gracious Queen

Delighting in a monarch is no bad thing. 

The Queen of England turned 90 recently. At the age of 21 she promised her people that, no matter how short or how long she lived, she would serve them until the end of her life. 462 more words

Coronation Capers again

At the 1953 coronation

Our queen became 90 this year – an event which Market Lavington will celebrate on 12th June. The queen of course will remember her own coronation day and so do the rest of us, old enough to have been around at the time. 61 more words


The Day The Queen Came To Tea

I was clearing out his old wooden garage on that last warm Sunday, and when I say garage, I don’t think he ever actually kept a car in there. 1,440 more words


“Cast a cold eye on life, on death...” (5)

An occasional series of vignettes of the past, drawn from the archives I use.

Among the archives of the Middlesex County Council is this letter from the painter Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970), well known, amongst other things, for her fascination with the circus, and for her work as a war artist: 322 more words


The coronation ceremonies of an Oba of Benin kingdom usually last about 10 days.

They begin from Egua-Edaiken, the traditional residence of the heir-apparent to the Benin Throne. 964 more words