Category Archives: 2012 Diamond Jubilee

Celebrate the 2012 Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Diamond Jubilee Goldwork

My post Coronation and Diamond Jubilee Goldwork described how technically difficult and time-consuming it is to embroider the incredible goldwork that can be seen on royal, religious, ceremonial and military robes. Above are some of the heraldic and religious ceremonial … Continue reading

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Coronation and Diamond Jubilee Goldwork

Have you ever wondered how the beautiful Coronation robes were embroidered with such magnificent goldwork? Or how Kate Middleton’s dress was embroidered so beautifully for her wedding to Prince William?  Or how was the amazing goldwork done on robes of the Herald’s of … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Great Dunmow: Part 2

My post on Elizabeth I’s visit to Great Dunmow discussed Elizabeth’s summer progress through the town on 25th August 1561.  Today’s post is about the route she took and the houses she visited that summer. Title page from the Bishops … Continue reading

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Church Bells and the Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Today is the much heralded and awaited day of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames.  Ahead of the Royal Barge, Gloriana, and the boat carrying the Queen and her party, The Spirit of Chartwell, will be … Continue reading

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Tudor Coronations

On the 2nd June 1953, our Queen, Elizabeth II, was crowned with great solemnity and ceremony in Westminster Abbey whilst seated in the ancient Coronation Chair (King Edward’s Chair). Today’s post celebrates and marks her reign by publishing images connected … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Great Dunmow: Part 1

This weekend Britain celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of our Queen, Elizabeth II. It therefore seems appropriate that my posts this weekend are about the visit of her Tudor namesake and ancestor, Queen Elizabeth I, who progressed through the town of … Continue reading

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