The coronation procession

The coronation procession (HM27HO)

Location: London, England EC3N 4EE Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 30.501', W 0° 4.698'

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On 20 February 1547, the 9 year old son of Henry VIII rode out from the Tower in a grand procession. Cheering crowds lined the route to Westminster Abbey where he was crowned Edward VI.
Young Edward VI was following a tradition which lasted from at least the 14th to the 17th centuries. Monarchs stayed at the fortress before emerging on the morning of the ceremony, to be escorted to Westminster with great pageantry. The Tower was the royal stronghold in the City symbolising the continuity of the English monarchy — a fitting place to begin the ritual of crowning the new king.
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HM NumberHM27HO
Placed ByCommonwealth War Graves Commission
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Date Added Sunday, May 13th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 702746 N 5710405
Decimal Degrees51.50835000, -0.07830000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.501', W 0° 4.698'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 30.06" N, 0° 4' 41.88" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Petty Wales, London England EC3N 4EE, GB
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