Pomp and Circumstance: Royal Ceremonies from Coronations to Jubilees

Wednesday  5 June 2013 at 2.00 pm

Chloe Cockerill

Chloe Cockerill has a MA from Trinity College, Dublin and a Post-Grad Diploma in Librarianship, from the University of Wales. She was the Manager of Cambridge Citizens Advice Bureau for over 20 years and a Regional Development Manager for the Churches Conservation Trust, 2001-2010.

Chloe is a church tour leader and a member of a number of specialist societies including Ecclesiological, Church Monuments, Cambridge University Heraldic & Genealogical Society & The Heraldry Society, and is also a guide at Ely Cathedral.

This lecture will highlight the fascinating ceremonies which have played such an important part in the history of England from the earliest times to our present Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It includes the Orders of Chivalry, investitures, the annual Garter Ceremony at Windsor and why St George became our patron saint.The State opening of Parliament brings together Peers, Judges, Officers of State and Bishops to hear the Queen’s speech. They all wear ceremonial dress whose design has changed little since Medieval and Tudor times. From the orb to the sceptre, it will examine the significance of the symbols of sovereignty.