On this day in history, Sunday 24th June 1509, Midsummer's Day and the Feast of St John the Baptist, King Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, were crowned king and queen by William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury, at Westminster Abbey.
You can read all about the coronation and coronation banquet in Edward Hall's chronicle, page 509-510, at http://www.archive.org/stream/hallschronicleco00halluoft#page/508/mode/2up.
The following are also primary sources for the coronation:
- Poet Stephen Hawes' A Joyfull Medytacyon to All Englande of the coronacyon of our moost naturall soverayne lorde kynge henry the eyght , which was written in celebration of Henry VIII's coronation. It can be read online at http://archive.org/stream/stephenhawesconv00abbo#page/n33/mode/2up
- Thomas More's Coronation Ode of King Henry VIII - This can be read at http://thomasmorestudies.org/docs/Mores_1509_Coronation_Ode.pdfin the original Latin and translated into English.
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