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The Royal Way of Death
Tue 14 March 2017, 14:00 – 15:00 GMT
The death of a reigning monarch has always had a significant impact on society. The ensuing funeral, besides being the ultimate embodiment of ritual solemnity, will assert royal power and reflect contemporary national expectations. This talk by Robert Stephenson describes the treatment of royal bodies and the evolution of royal mourning in England down the centuries.