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14 January 1559 – Queen Elizabeth I’s coronation procession

On 14th January 1559, the eve of her coronation, Queen Elizabeth I processed from the Tower of London to Westminster in a cloth of gold covered litter carried by two mules.

Here are the main parts and pageants of the procession from Fenchurch onwards:

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Members can also enjoy my Claire Chats video in which I talk about Richard Tottel's pamphlet on Elizabeth I's Coronation Procession, which was printed just days after the procession, and share details from it about the pageants - click here.

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14 January 1559 – Queen Elizabeth I’s coronation procession