Tracy Borman: The History of Coronation. Steering us through centuries of coronation history, Tracy Borman is an expert in royal history. Her book, Crown and Sceptre, released last year, charts the evolution of the Crown and the story of the 41 kings and queens who wore it. Tracy will share her enormous wealth of knowledge as she guides us through the rituals surrounding the coronation.
Jonathan Foyle: The Buildings of Coronation. Jonathan will dig deep into the history of the spectacular buildings associated with the coronation, notably Westminster Abbey and Westminster Hall. Transformed into the theatre of coronation, Jonathan will explain how some of the key spaces in the Abbey will be used during this glittering ceremony.
Eleri Lynn and Anne Butcher: The Dress of Coronation. Eleri is an expert on historic court fashion, having published her book Tudor Fashion last year. Former curator of 'Collections' at Hampton Court Palace. Anne Butcher is the 'Head of Studio' at The Royal School of Needlework, based at Hampton Court Palace. Together, these ladies will explore the glamorous history of coronation robes, the different elements of the dress we will likely see during the coronation, and their symbolic significance.
Nicola Tallis: The Regalia of Coronation. Finally, Nicola Tallis, historian and author of the recently released book, All the Queen's Jewels, will explore the history and significance of the different items of coronation regalia. An expert in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and the history of jewellery, Nicola will talk us through the different objects associated with the coronation regalia.
Rebecca Monet and Ashley Risk: Enjoy a new illustrated presentation of Anne Boleyn's coronation procession as we follow the summer queen from Greenwich Palace to Westminster Abbey for her coronation 1 June 1533.