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Cosmo Gordon Lang the Archbishop of Canterbury seen here placing the crown upon the head

Cosmo Gordon Lang the Archbishop of Canterbury seen here placing the crown upon the head


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Cosmo Gordon Lang the Archbishop of Canterbury seen here placing the crown upon the head

Cosmo Gordon Lang the Archbishop of Canterbury seen here placing the crown upon the head of King George VI during the Coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey 12th May 1937

Lancelot Vining
Daily Mirror
Mirrorpix
London
England

Media ID 21772420

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1937 Anglican Church Of England City Of Westminster Coronation Crown George Vi King Thirties Throne Crowning


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In this iconic print captured by Lancelot Vining, we witness a historic moment during the Coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey on 12th May 1937. The image showcases Cosmo Gordon Lang, the Archbishop of Canterbury, as he reverently places the crown upon the head of King George VI. The solemnity and significance of this event are palpable in every detail. As one of the highest-ranking figures within the Anglican Church and spiritual leader to millions across England, Lang's role in crowning a new monarch holds immense religious and cultural importance. Set against the backdrop of London's City of Westminster, this photograph encapsulates both royalty and religion intertwined within British tradition. It serves as a reminder that even amidst political changes and societal shifts in 20th-century Britain, faith remained an integral part of national identity. Lancelot Vining skillfully captures not only the physical act but also conveys a sense of reverence through his lens. This snapshot freezes time for future generations to appreciate and reflect upon this pivotal moment when King George VI ascended to his throne with divine blessing. As we gaze upon this remarkable piece from Memory Lane Prints, it transports us back to an era where religion played an influential role in shaping society while reminding us that history is often written through symbolic acts such as coronations – moments that forever shape nations and their people.

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