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"The Pageant: A Spectacle of Grandeur and History" Step into the world of pageantry, where opulence and tradition intertwine to create unforgettable moments

Background imagePageant Collection: 1935 Kings Silver Jubilee Fleet Review

1935 Kings Silver Jubilee Fleet Review
A panoramic view showing the berthing arrangements made for the Review of the Fleet at Spithead by King George V to celebrate his Silver Jubilee

Background imagePageant Collection: The Coronation Coach

The Coronation Coach
The State coach, weighing 4 tonnes, which first appeared on the streets of London at an opening of Parliament by George III has been used at every Royal coronation since that of George IV

Background imagePageant Collection: Scout Pageant - Owlerton FC, Sheffield

Scout Pageant - Owlerton FC, Sheffield
Scout Association Pageant and Rally at Owlerton Football Ground, Sheffield poster. Date: 1913

Background imagePageant Collection: Queen Victorias new barge for Virginia Water, 1877

Queen Victorias new barge for Virginia Water, 1877. The royal four oared barge measures 30 foot, and was built by A. and C. Burgoyne of Kingston-upon-Thames. Date: 1877

Background imagePageant Collection: Queen Elizabeth II is crowned

Queen Elizabeth II is crowned
The moment during the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II where the Archbishop of Canterbury places St Edwards crown on the Queens head. Date: 1953

Background imagePageant Collection: Hendon Aerial Pageant

Hendon Aerial Pageant
A poster advertising a Royal Air Force Aerial Pageant at The London Aerodrome at Hendon. The pictures depicts British bombers attacking a desert stronghold

Background imagePageant Collection: The Triumph of the Archduchess Isabella (1556-1633) in the Brussels Ommeganck of

The Triumph of the Archduchess Isabella (1556-1633) in the Brussels Ommeganck of
WMA69871 The Triumph of the Archduchess Isabella (1556-1633) in the Brussels Ommeganck of Sunday 31st May 1615 (oil on canvas) (see 75629 for detail) by Alsloot

Background imagePageant Collection: Coronation 1953, Queen Elizabeth II in golden State coach

Coronation 1953, Queen Elizabeth II in golden State coach
Queen Elizabeth II drives through Trafalgar Square in central London in the golden State coach on the way to Westminster Abbey for her Coronation on 2 June 1953. Date: 1953

Background imagePageant Collection: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953
General view of the State Procession down the Nave led by H. M. The Queen, flanked by her Maids of Honour after the Coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey on June 2nd 1953. 1953

Background imagePageant Collection: Stephen Tennant as Prince Charming

Stephen Tennant as Prince Charming
Stephen Tennant in fancy dress at the Pageant of Romantic Historical Lovers. The party was organised by Olga Lynn for Marie Tempests London Pride matinee at the New Theatre

Background imagePageant Collection: Buffalo Bills Show

Buffalo Bills Show
BUFFALO BILLs WILD WEST SHOW Bill Codys rough rider extravaganza, featuring scenes of Napoleon, and an onstage artist, Rosa Bonheur

Background imagePageant Collection: Illustrated London News Silver Jubilee Number 1935

Illustrated London News Silver Jubilee Number 1935
Front cover of The Illustrated London News conjuring up the pomp and pageantry of the Silver Jubilee celebrations of King George V with a parade of liveried riders

Background imagePageant Collection: Mrs McCorquodale (Barbara Cartland) dressed as champagne

Mrs McCorquodale (Barbara Cartland) dressed as champagne
Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland (1901-2000), married name Mrs Barbara McCorquodale, British novelist. Photographed here in a sparkling champagne dress

Background imagePageant Collection: Mrs Charles Sweeny as Astrae the Star-Maiden

Mrs Charles Sweeny as Astrae the Star-Maiden
Mrs Charles Sweeny, formerly Miss Margaret Whigham and later the Duchess of Argyll (1912 - 1993), pictured as Astrae, the Star-Maiden for the Olympian Party at Claridges on 5 March 1935 in aid of

Background imagePageant Collection: 13139861

13139861
The designer and photographic artist Cecil Beaton (standing - r) showing costume designs to Lady Domville (seated, left) and Mrs Sacheverell Sitwell (seated)

Background imagePageant Collection: May, 1412-1416. Artist: Paul Limbourg

May, 1412-1416. Artist: Paul Limbourg
May, 1412-1416. Lords and ladies, mounted, progressing along a road by woods, preceded by trumpeters. They are taking part in a procession to celebrate the joli mois de mai

Background imagePageant Collection: Royal Navy parade, Coronation day, 1953

Royal Navy parade, Coronation day, 1953
A contingent of the Royal Navy gives a superb display of marching skill as they reach Marble Arch. The three columns are seen at the moment of dividing. 1953

Background imagePageant Collection: MARGARET GORMAN, 1921. First Miss America at Atlantic City in 1921

MARGARET GORMAN, 1921. First Miss America at Atlantic City in 1921

Background imagePageant Collection: Festival of Empire advertisement 1911

Festival of Empire advertisement 1911
An advertising promotion for the Festival of Empire at the Crystal Palace, running from May to October 1911. The Festival features the Imperial exhibition, the Pageant of London

Background imagePageant Collection: Coronation 1937 - procession after ceremony

Coronation 1937 - procession after ceremony
First sight of King George VI and his consort, Queen Elizabeth after they had left Westminster Abbey for the processional drive back to Buckingham Palace

Background imagePageant Collection: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II by Bryan de Grineau

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II by Bryan de Grineau
Spectacular illustration by ILN special artist, Bryan de Grineau, showing the supreme moment of the Coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey when the Archbishop of Canterbury

Background imagePageant Collection: Fashions for the Festival of Britain

Fashions for the Festival of Britain, showing a woman modelling a series of scarves by Jacqmar, printed with designs relating to London and the Festival

Background imagePageant Collection: Kandy - Sri Lanka - Buddhist Procession

Kandy - Sri Lanka - Buddhist Procession
Kandy is very popular due to the annual Buddhist pageant known as the Esala Perahera, in which one of the inner caskets used for covering the tooth relic of Buddha is taken in a grand procession

Background imagePageant Collection: An airy spirit (pen & ink on paper)

An airy spirit (pen & ink on paper)
CTS407571 An airy spirit (pen & ink on paper) by Jones, Inigo (1573-1652); eThe Devonshire Collections, Chatsworth; Reproduced by permission of Chatsworth Settlement Trustees; English

Background imagePageant Collection: Royal procession of James I on the Thames

Royal procession of James I on the Thames
Royal procession down the River Thames, with regal pomp, surrounded with many boats of guards and musicians

Background imagePageant Collection: Queen Artemisia, c. 1609 (pen & ink on paper)

Queen Artemisia, c. 1609 (pen & ink on paper)
CTS407510 Queen Artemisia, c.1609 (pen & ink on paper) by Jones, Inigo (1573-1652); eThe Devonshire Collections, Chatsworth; (add.info)

Background imagePageant Collection: The Key of England celebrates its pageant, 1908

The Key of England celebrates its pageant, 1908
The Key of England (Dover Castle) celebrates its pageant: Dovers history in living pictures, 1908. 1 - Gawaynes last words to King Arthur; 2 - King Arthur; 3 - King John kneeling before Pandolfo

Background imagePageant Collection: Poster, Indias First Aerial Pageant

Poster, Indias First Aerial Pageant
Poster, Captain C. D. Barnard presents Indias First Aerial Pageant, with passenger flights in the famous monoplane Spider, parachute descents, daring acrobatics by famous pilots

Background imagePageant Collection: Samba Dancer at the Carnival Parade in Niteroi, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Samba Dancer at the Carnival Parade in Niteroi, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Background imagePageant Collection: Sheffield Schools Empire Day Pageant, Bramall Lane, 1907

Sheffield Schools Empire Day Pageant, Bramall Lane, 1907
From an original at Sheffield City Libraries: y13082

Background imagePageant Collection: Samba Dancer at the Carnival Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Samba Dancer at the Carnival Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Background imagePageant Collection: Investiture of the Prince of Wales at Caernarvon, 1912 (oil on canvas)

Investiture of the Prince of Wales at Caernarvon, 1912 (oil on canvas)
NGW388573 Investiture of the Prince of Wales at Caernarvon, 1912 (oil on canvas) by Gillot, Eugene Louis (1867-1925); 196.9x276.3 cm; National Museum Wales; (add.info)

Background imagePageant Collection: Margaret Whigham & Mrs Colclough, Best of Everything Ball

Margaret Whigham & Mrs Colclough, Best of Everything Ball
Miss Margaret Whigham and Mrs Colclough displaying British gloves, stockings and scarves at the Best of Everything Dinner

Background imagePageant Collection: Miss England Beauty Competition 1968, the Lyceum Ballroom, London, Friday 26th April 1968

Miss England Beauty Competition 1968, the Lyceum Ballroom, London, Friday 26th April 1968. Jennifer Lowe Summers is crowned Miss England 1968

Background imagePageant Collection: Miss England Beauty Competition 1969, the Lyceum Ballroom, London, Friday 16th May 1969

Miss England Beauty Competition 1969, the Lyceum Ballroom, London, Friday 16th May 1969. Myra Van Heck is crowned Miss England 1969

Background imagePageant Collection: 1958 Miss World Beauty Contestants, pictured standing together outside their hotel

1958 Miss World Beauty Contestants, pictured standing together outside their hotel, The Westbury, London, 5th October 1958

Background imagePageant Collection: Dagmar Winkler, Miss Germany, Miss World Contestant, Photo-call at the Britannia Hotel

Dagmar Winkler, Miss Germany, Miss World Contestant, Photo-call at the Britannia Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London, 30th October 1977

Background imagePageant Collection: Miss World Contestants, Photo-call at the Lyceum Ballroom, London

Miss World Contestants, Photo-call at the Lyceum Ballroom, London, Friday 12th November 1965. L - R, Miss United Kingdom - Lesley Langley, Miss United States - Dianna Lynn Batts

Background imagePageant Collection: Miss World Competition, Lyceum Ballroom, London, Friday 19th November 1965

Miss World Competition, Lyceum Ballroom, London, Friday 19th November 1965. Miss United Kingdom - Lesley Langley - is crowned Miss World

Background imagePageant Collection: The Marriage Procession of Anne Boleyn, (1533), 1890. Creator: Unknown

The Marriage Procession of Anne Boleyn, (1533), 1890. Creator: Unknown
The Marriage Procession of Anne Boleyn, (1533), 1890. Coronation pageant of Anne Boleyn (c1501-1536) on the 25 of January 1533 when she became Queen of England by marriage to King Henry VIII

Background imagePageant Collection: The Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, on the occasion of King George VIs coronation

The Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, on the occasion of King George VIs coronation, 1937. Here with King George VI are his consort Queen Elizabeth

Background imagePageant Collection: Winner of the Miss Margate beauty pageant posing with trophy at the Winter

Winner of the Miss Margate beauty pageant posing with trophy at the Winter Gardens Margate. June 1960

Background imagePageant Collection: USA, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Miss America Monument, Oklahoma City University

USA, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Miss America Monument, Oklahoma City University

Background imagePageant Collection: Traditional Wallenstein Procession in Memmingen, Allgaeu, Bavaria, Germany

Traditional Wallenstein Procession in Memmingen, Allgaeu, Bavaria, Germany

Background imagePageant Collection: Wallenstein Festival in Memmingen, Allgaeu, Bavaria, Germany

Wallenstein Festival in Memmingen, Allgaeu, Bavaria, Germany

Background imagePageant Collection: Musician at the Carnival Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Musician at the Carnival Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Background imagePageant Collection: Carnival Parade, Niteroi, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Carnival Parade, Niteroi, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Background imagePageant Collection: South America, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro city, costumed dancers at carnival in

South America, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro city, costumed dancers at carnival in the Sambadrome Marques de Sapucai



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"The Pageant: A Spectacle of Grandeur and History" Step into the world of pageantry, where opulence and tradition intertwine to create unforgettable moments. From the majestic Coronation Coach that carried Queen Elizabeth II during her coronation in 1953 to the grandiose celebrations of King's Silver Jubilee Fleet Review in 1935, these events have left an indelible mark on history. The Hendon Aerial Pageant took spectators to new heights as they marveled at daring aerial displays. Meanwhile, Owlerton FC in Sheffield hosted a Scout Pageant, showcasing the talents and camaraderie of young scouts. In 1877, Queen Victoria unveiled her magnificent barge for Virginia Water, symbolizing her reign's splendor. Years later, it was Queen Elizabeth II who ascended to the throne amidst great pomp and circumstance. The golden State coach carried her during her coronation ceremony - a moment etched forever in our collective memory, and are not limited to royalty alone; Stephen Tennant portrayed Prince Charming with grace and charm. Similarly, The Triumph of Archduchess Isabella captivated audiences during Brussels Ommeganck festivities from 1556-1633. Beyond regal affairs, Buffalo Bill's Show brought Wild West excitement to life with thrilling performances that enthralled crowds far and wide. These diverse pageants showcased various facets of human achievement and entertainment throughout history. As captured by Illustrated London News' Silver Jubilee Number in 1935, pageants serve as vibrant reflections of society's values and aspirations. They transport us back in time while celebrating achievements both grandiose and intimate.