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Friday, November 22, 2013

Richard III

As we approach the burial date of the last Plantagenet King of England, aside from the arm-wrestingling going on between Leicester (where his body has lain for centuries) vs. York, where he had the closest associations in life, we are now hearing plans for his elaborate reburial rites.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013


The Queen to be the Patron of the Magna Carta Trust for 800th Anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta.
The Magna Carta Trust is delighted to confirm that Her Majesty has kindly agreed to become its Patron, for the commemoration of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede on 15th June 2015.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Scotland -- aye, nay and now what?

The movement for Scottish independence (aye) and against it (nay) and now the question of future coronations:

"Future monarchs should be crowned in Scotland as well as at Westminster Abbey if Scotland becomes independent, a Church of Scotland report suggests.

The proposal is one of a series of recommendations which was put forward in a paper to be discussed by the Kirk's General Assembly in May.
It says the ceremony would "symbolise their role as Queen or King of Scots".
The paper has also recommended that any written Scottish constitution should enshrine the Kirk as a national church.
The report was drafted by three of the church's bodies; the Church and Society Council, the Committee on Ecumenical Relations and the Legal Questions Committee...."
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