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8th August 1553 – Burial of Edward VI at Westminster Abbey

| August 8, 2013

8th August 1553 – Burial of Edward VI at Westminster Abbey

On this day in 1553, King Edward VI was buried in a white marble vault beneath the altar of Henry VII’s Lady Chapel in Westminster Abbey. Merchant-taylor Henry Machyn recorded the funeral procession in his diary: “The viij day of August was bered the nobull kyng Edward the vj, and vij yere of ys rayne; […]

1 June 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s Coronation

| June 1, 2013

1 June 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s Coronation

1st June 1533, Whitsun, was the fourth and final day of Queen Anne Boleyn’s coronation events and was the big day: the coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey. The Mayor of London, aldermen, sheriffs and Council of the City of London took a barge to Westminster at 7am and there waited for the Queen. Anne arrived […]

My Visit to Westminster Abbey

| May 23, 2013

My Visit to Westminster Abbey

As many of you know, I spent last weekend in London so that I could visit the Tower on 19th May and also see the play Fallen In Love: The Secret Heart of Anne Boleyn. As part of my weekend away, I visited Westminster Abbey on Saturday. I hadn’t been since I was a child, […]

Religious and Educational Buildings

| August 5, 2009

Religious and Educational Buildings

Westminster Abbey, London – Famous for being the place of coronation for monarchs since 1066, and also the resting place of seventeen monarchs. You will find both Elizabeth I and Mary I at rest here and will be able to enjoy beautiful stained glass windows, artefacts and tombs. St. Paul’s Cathedral, London – The original […]