2 June 1953 – Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

| June 2, 2013

2 June 1953 – Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

I know it’s not Tudor related but for all those interested in the British monarchy and Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned at Westminster Abbey on this day in 1953 making today her 60th anniversary or Diamond Jubilee. You can find out more about her coronation at www.thediamondjubilee.org but here are some facts: The Queen […]

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee River Pageant

| June 4, 2012

I had a wonderful day yesterday enjoying a barbecue with my parents and then watching the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee river pageant. I think I annoyed everyone with my constant interruptions, telling them about Anne Boleyn’s coronation river pageant but historian Anna Whitelock was also pointing out the similarities on the BBC so I was in […]