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Coronation of King Edward VII

Event  From 9/8/1902  To 9/8/1902

King Edward VII. Originally scheduled for 26 June but delayed due to the main player needing to have his appendix out, an innovative operation at the time. The elderly Archbishop Temple officiated and managed to place the crown back-to-front on the King's head.

Like his mother before him, and his grandson after him, he chose a regnal name different from his first baptismal name. Alexandrina Victoria chose 'Victoria'. Her son, Albert Edward, chose 'Edward' VII, to leave 'Albert' permanently associated with his father. Edward VII's grandson,Albert Frederick Arthur George, Duke of York, chose 'George' VI. He was a second son so they'd probably felt 'Albert' was a safe name, but, we guess, George VI rejected it for the same reason that Edward VII did.

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74422

Coronation of King Edward VII - drinking fountain

{Around the base of the non-working fountain:} Erected by Sir Spencer Maryon ...

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74337

Coronation of King Edward VII - horse trough

{On the side of the trough:} Erected by Sir Spencer Maryon Wilson 11th Bt and...

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75221

Coronation of King Edward VII - tree

Borough of Hampstead. This tree was planted by the Mayor Mr. Alderman, C. F. ...

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48702

Earl of Essex pub

{Carved low on one of the black piers:} Erected for Joseph Hill Esqre. Corona...

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48703

Earl of Essex pub - under bay

A splendid and unusual memorial.

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