Lecture: Heralding the Coronation: Heralds and Heraldry at Coronations from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century, Adrian Ailes, 2nd May 2022, 1-2pm (BST)

A look at the way in which heralds have helped organise, marshal, and record coronations in this country since 1400 and how the heraldry displayed at these extraordinary rituals symbolised power both royal and imperial.

This event is in person and online.

Attendance at Burlington House:
  • Open to anyone to join, Fellows, Affiliates and General Public.
  • Places in person will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The event will begin at 13.00 BST. Please arrive in plenty of time.
  • Registration is essential for non-Fellows but we encourage Fellows to register as well.
Attendance by Live Stream:
  • Open to anyone to join, Fellows, Affiliates and General Public.
  • The event will be live-streamed to YouTube here
  • The event will begin at 13.00 BST.
  • You will receive an email reminder with the link to join the day before the lecture.

If you have any questions, please contact us at communications@sal.org.uk

To book tickets, please click here.


Published by Ellie Wilson

Ellie Wilson holds a First Class Honours in the History of Art from the University of Bristol, with a particular focus on Medieval Florence. In 2020 she achieved a Distinction in her MA at The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she specialised in the art and architecture of Medieval England under the supervision of Dr Tom Nickson. Her dissertation focussed on an alabaster altarpiece, and its relationship with the cult of St Thomas Becket in France and the Chartreuse de Vauvert. Her current research focusses on the artistic patronage of London’s Livery Companies immediately pre and post-Reformation. Ellie will begin a PhD at the University of York in Autumn 2021 with a WRoCAH studentship, under the supervision of Professor Tim Ayers and Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein.

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