Celebration arch for the Coronation of either King Edward VII in 1902, or King George V in 1911

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Celebration arch for the Coronation of either King Edward VII in 1902, or King George V in 1911

Courtesy of Nottin

Farnsfield
England

The writing at the top of the arch says 'May honourable peace attend thy throne', which suggests that this is for the coronation of King Edward VII because the Boer War had just finished (31 May 1902). Edward was the eldest son of Queen Victoria and ascended the throne on January 22, 1901 upon Victoria's death. Born in 1841 he had to wait a long time to succeed to the throne. He married Princess Alexandra of Denmark in 1863 who bore him three sons and three daughters. The coronation was originally scheduled for June 26, 1902, but Edward had to undergo an emergency appendectomy operation, so the coronation was postponed until August 9, 1902.

Date: 1902-1911

Organisation Reference: NCCE002226

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