Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Coronation of Harold II

From Once I Was a Clever Boy:
The scene of the coronation of King Harold II in the Bayeux Tapestry appears to be the earliest surviving depiction of a specific English coronation, even if it has been questioned whether he was in fact crowned by Archbishop Stigand of Canterbury, who was under censure as a pluralist, and not by Archbishop Ealdred of York.

The enthroned King, with crown orb and sceptre, flanked by the Archbishop and the officers of state holding the sword is an image that thas been repeated down the centuries. (Read more.)
Author Helen Hollick has an article on 1066 HERE. Share

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