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The Coronation - a fabulously ancient tradition

The Coronation - a fabulously ancient tradition

The British coronation is fabulously ancient, as historian Tom Holland puts it. The tradition can be traced back thousands of years as a fusion of:

  • pagan tradition: Arthur being guided by Merlin, represented by bishops
  • old roman imperial tradition of using a diadem as a symbol of political dominion
  • ancient Jewish ritual of anointment with holy oil through which the Holy Spirit flows into the rules

The British coronation is probably the longest surviving ritual right now and it serves as a window into the past. 

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Putting the British coronation in context, as Charles becomes the new king of England.

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