Charles II was crowned in May 1661 in a lavish ceremony that sealed his restoration
On 23 April 1661, Charles II was crowned – almost a year after he was restored to the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
His coronation was not just a lavish ceremony but was also a deeply political event; it was a powerful moment for the king to demonstrate his authority and majesty to his subjects, allies, and enemies.
This talk will look at the preparations for the coronation, the ceremony itself, and retells how the lavish day unfolded for the king.
This talk will be presented by Dr Neil Johnston, Head of Early Modern Records.
What’s Online is a series of talks and events delivered by The National Archives’ experts and special guests. Talks last approximately 30-40 minutes, followed by a 15 minute Q&A. This online talk will be presented on Microsoft Teams.
Free, donations encouraged
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