The Historical Pageant Of Chester – Episode II

Episode II

The Chester Pageant – July 18th to 23rd 1910

King Edgar on his imperial progress, with Queen Elfrida, receives the homage of tributary Princes, AD 973.

With the visit of King Edgar to Chester is associated one of the prettiest and most romantic incidents in Chester history.

Photograph of The Chester Pageant – Episode II The Arrival Of King Edgar

Two years before the close of his peaceful reign, he had a splendid coronation at Bath at the hands of the masterful Dunstan, who’s those days was the power behind the throne. Then as King of the English and over-lord of many princes, Edgar came to Chester by sea, to receive the homage of those who held their titles under him. The ceremony in this City must have rivalled in brilliance and impressiveness even the crowning at Bath, by which it had been preceded. All the princes of the Isle of Albion came to render their homage and take their oaths of allegiance, and they themselves rowed Edgar in the Royal barge up the Dee to the Collegiate Church of St. John, where was witnessed a scene of splendour such as never had been known in these realms.


About the_joe_smoe

I started collecting Chester History in 2004 when my father got diagnosed with the terrible illness Alzheimers, i initially started to do family history to try and capture any memories he could recall (i got back to 1610 my wife side of the family & 1724 my side based on his initial recollections), to preserve them for my families future generations, when doing this i found his mind became very active talking about the past. Observing this i started to show old pictures of Chester, and the result was fantastic, he could recall many past scenarios , events, places etc. From this i started to collect all i could about Chester (no expense spared), with the view to try to keep his mind active, i have many pictures, postcards, books, adverts, etc which i would like to share, giving credit to the original authors where possible.
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