Sunday, February 28, 2016

Question from Becca - Henry VIII's coronation procession

Hi everybody! I am looking for people who were in Henry Viii's coronation procession. My mother-in-law and I are working on a project as part of her physical therapy. Some people like the mayor of London was easy enough to track down, however others are proving difficult. I'd like to know which of Catherine's ladies were there and a total head count of Henry's attendants. On a side note, does anybody know what a "Bauderike" is? I believe it maybe some kind of "chain of estate" but I'd love some confirmation on that. Thank you for your help!

1 comment:

  1. Hall's Chronicle includes an account of the coronation of Henry VIII, but it does not name all of the individuals involved. In fact, I think it is unlikely that you will find a primary source that lists every participant or even the total numbers in a given category (dukes, barons, grooms, whatever). So a total head count is probably not possible.

    "Bauderike" is a phonetic misspelling of "baldric," which the Oxford English Dictionary defines as "a belt or girdle, usually of leather and richly ornamented, worn pendent from one shoulder across the breast and under the opposite arm, and used to support the wearer's sword, bugle, etc."


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