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Procession of the coronation of King George the Second and His Queen

Procession of the coronation of King George the Second and His Queen

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: ca. 1727

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 11.32

Item number: 32

Length: 508

Width: 737

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale description: Scale not given

This manuscript plan shows the route of the procession of George II's Coronation, from Westminster Hall to the Abbey. George II's reign was dominated by the Jacobin conflict, and his reign was threatened in 1745 by Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender, who landed in Scotland. The Jacobite threat came to an end when Charles was defeated at the Battle of Culloden in April 1746. The country prospered greatly during George II's reign, with the coal and shipbuilding industries becoming more productive, an overall growth in the population, and the establishment of British control in Madras and Bengal.

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