Category Archives: Pageant

The Historical Pageant Of Chester – Episode VIII

Episode VIII The Chester Pageant – July 18th to 23rd 1910 Siege Of Chester and Visit of King Charles I, AD 1645. The final episode brings us to an important phase of the Civil War. Throughout the deadly struggle between King … Continue reading

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The Historical Pageant Of Chester – Episode III

Episode III The Chester Pageant – July 18th to 23rd 1910 Hugh Lupus, with St. Anselm, founds the Abbey of St. Werburgh, AD.1093. Hugh Lupus, the first Earl of Chester, and ancestor of the present Duke of Westminster, came over … Continue reading

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The Historical Pageant Of Chester – Episode VII

Episode VII The Chester Pageant – July 18th to 23rd 1910 King James  I.  visits  Chester  AD 1617. The Midsummer Revels. The representation of the state visit to Chester of King James I., on August 23rd, 1617, affords a suitable … Continue reading

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The Historical Pageant Of Chester – Episode VI

Episode VI The Chester Pageant – July 18th to 23rd 1910 Richard II is brought a prisoner to Chester, by Henry Bolingbroke,    A D.    1399. Chester was bound up closely in the exciting events which ended in the deposition … Continue reading

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The Historical Pageant Of Chester – Episode IV & V

Episode IV The Chester Pageant – July 18th to 23rd 1910 Archbishop Baldwin preaches the Crusade at Chester, AD 1189. Maundy Thursday, the 14th April, 1189, was a stirring day ill Chester. Archbishop Baldwin had traversed Wales on behalf of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Historical Pageant Of Chester – Episode I

Episode I The Chester Pageant – July 18th to 23rd 1910 Agricola returns to Deva after defeating the Ordovices,  AD 78. Although Chester, anciently ” Deva,” was an important garrison town during the Roman occupation of Britain, and although the … Continue reading

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