Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Sex, Drugs & the Coronation of Charles II

We know that the day before Charles II's coronation on April 23rd 1661 a royal procession on horseback took place. The king's coteries, in a tradition long since abandoned, passed between the Tower of London and Whitehall. We know it had been raining that week and people worried further downpours might spoil the pageantry. We know all this and much more thanks to Samuel Pepys' Diary.

The article can be read in full at the following link: