The English Heritage Podcast

Episode 212 - Crowning glory: a history of coronations

April 27, 2023

As the nation celebrates King Charles III’s coronation, we’re joined by English Heritage’s head historic properties curator Jeremy Ashbee and senior properties historian Steven Brindle to look back at the long and colourful history of royal coronations. Discover who was the first English monarch to be formally crowned, how the ceremony, regalia and anthems have changed over time, and the previous coronations where things didn’t quite go according to plan. To learn more about our kings and queens through history, please go to Learn more about your ad choices. Visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.