List of British coronations

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This is a list by date of coronations of British monarchs since 1066.

Kings and queens of England (1066-1603)[edit]

All took place in Westminster Abbey unless otherwise noted.

Monarch Consort Date of accession Date of coronation Presiding cleric
William I [1] Nov-Dec 1066 Monday, 25 December 1066 Ealdred, Archbishop of York
[2] Matilda of Flanders Sunday, 11 May 1068
William II [3] 9 September 1087 Sunday, 26 September 1087 Lanfranc, Archbishop of Canterbury
Henry I [4] 2 August 1100 Sunday, 5 August 1100 Maurice, Bishop of London
[2] Matilda of Scotland 11 November 1100
marriage
Sunday, 11 November 1100 Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury
[2] Adeliza of Louvain 24 January 1121
marriage
Sunday, 30 January 1121 Ralph d'Escures, Archbishop of Canterbury
Stephen [1] Thursday, 26 December 1135 William de Corbeil, Archbishop of Canterbury
[2] Matilda of Boulogne Sunday, 22 March 1136 ?
Henry II Eleanor of Aquitaine 25 October 1154 Sunday, 19 December 1154 Theobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury
Henry the Young King [1] Sunday, 14 June 1170 Roger de Pont L'Evêque, Archbishop of York
Margaret of France Sunday, 27 August 1172
at Winchester Cathedral
Rotrou, Archbishop of Rouen
Richard I [4] 6 July 1189 Sunday, 3 September 1189 Baldwin of Exeter, Archbishop of Canterbury
[2] Berengaria of Navarre 12 May 1191
marriage
Sunday, 12 May 1191
in Cyprus
John [4] 6 April 1199 Thursday, 27 May 1199 Hubert Walter, Archbishop of Canterbury
[2] Isabella of Angoulême 24 August 1200
marriage
Sunday, 8 October 1200
Henry III [4] 19 October 1216 Friday, 28 October 1216
at Gloucester Cathedral
Cardinal Guala Bicchieri or
Peter des Roches, Bishop of Winchester
[4] Sunday, 17 May 1220 Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury
[2] Eleanor of Provence 14 January 1236
marriage
Sunday, 20 January 1236 Edmund Rich, Archbishop of Canterbury
Edward I Eleanor of Castile 16 November 1272 Sunday, 19 August 1274 Robert Kilwardby, Archbishop of Canterbury
Edward II Isabella of France 7 July 1307 Sunday, 25 February 1308 Henry Woodlock, Bishop of Winchester
Edward III [4] 20 January 1327 Sunday, 1 February 1327 Walter Reynolds, Archbishop of Canterbury
[2] Philippa of Hainault 24 January 1328
marriage
Sunday, 18 February 1330 Simon Mepeham, Archbishop of Canterbury
Richard II [4] 21 June 1377 Thursday, 16 July 1377 Simon Sudbury, Archbishop of Canterbury
[2] Anne of Bohemia 20 January 1383
marriage
Thursday, 22 January 1383 William Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury
[2] Isabella of Valois 1 November 1396
marriage
Monday, 8 January 1397 Thomas Arundel, Archbishop of Canterbury
Henry IV [4] 30 September 1399 Monday, 13 October 1399
[2] Joanna of Navarre 7 February 1403
marriage
Monday, 26 February 1403
Henry V [4] 20 March 1413 Sunday, 9 April 1413
[2] Catherine of Valois 2 June 1420
marriage
Sunday, 23 February 1421 Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury
Henry VI [4] 31 August 1422 Sunday, 6 November 1429
[4] 21 October 1422 Sunday, 16 December 1431
as King of France
at Notre Dame de Paris
Henry Beaufort, Bishop of Winchester
[2] Margaret of Anjou 23 April 1445
marriage
Sunday, 30 May 1445 John Stafford, Archbishop of Canterbury
Edward IV [4] 4 March 1461 Sunday, 28 June 1461 Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury
[2] Elizabeth Woodville 1 May 1464
marriage
Sunday, 26 May 1465
Richard III Anne Neville 25 June 1483 Sunday, 6 July 1483
Henry VII [4] 22 August 1485 Sunday, 30 October 1485
[2] Elizabeth of York 18 January 1486 Sunday, 25 November 1487 John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury
Henry VIII Catherine of Aragon 21 April 1509 (King)
11 June 1509 (Queen)
marriage
Sunday, 24 June 1509 William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury
[2] Anne Boleyn 28 May 1533
marriage
Sunday, 1 June 1533 Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury
Edward VI [3] 28 January 1547 Sunday, 20 February 1547
Mary I [4] 19 July 1553 Sunday, 1 October 1553 Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester
Elizabeth I [3] 17 November 1558 Sunday, 15 January 1559 Owen Oglethorpe, Bishop of Carlisle

Kings and queens of Scotland to 1651[edit]

Monarch Consort Date of coronation Place Presiding cleric
David I Maud, Countess of Huntingdon April or May 1124 Scone Abbey
Malcolm IV [4] Wednesday, 27 May 1153 Scone Abbey
William I [4] Friday, 24 December 1165 Scone Abbey Richard the Chaplain, Bishop of St Andrews
Alexander II [4] Saturday, 6 December 1214 Scone Abbey William de Malveisin, Bishop of St Andrews
Alexander III [4] Wednesday, 4 September 1241 Scone Abbey David de Bernham, Bishop of St Andrews
John (Balliol) Isabella de Warenne Sunday, 30 November 1292 Scone Abbey
Robert I Elizabeth de Burgh Sunday, 27 March 1306 Scone Abbey
David II Joan of England Sunday, 24 November 1331 Scone Abbey
Robert II Euphemia de Ross Wednesday, 26 March 1371 Scone Abbey William de Landallis, Bishop of St Andrews
Robert III Annabella Drummond Thursday, 18 August 1390 Scone Abbey
James I [4] Tuesday, 2 May or
Sunday, 21 May 1424
Scone Abbey Henry Wardlaw, Bishop of St Andrews
James II [4] Tuesday, 25 March 1437 Holyrood Abbey Michael Ochiltree, Bishop of Dunblane
James III [4] Sunday, 10 August 1460 Kelso Abbey James Kennedy, Bishop of St Andrews
James IV [4] Tuesday, 24 June 1488 Scone Abbey William Scheves, Archbishop of St Andrews
James V [4] Wednesday, 21 September 1513 Chapel Royal, Stirling Castle James Beaton, Archbishop of Glasgow
[2] Mary of Guise Sunday, 22 February 1540 Holyrood Abbey David Beaton, Archbishop of St Andrews
Mary I [4] Sunday, 9 September 1543 Chapel Royal, Stirling Castle John Hamilton, Archbishop of St Andrews
James VI [4] Tuesday, 29 July 1567 Kirk of the Holy Rude, Stirling Adam Bothwell, Bishop of Orkney
[2] Anne of Denmark Sunday, 17 May 1590, O.S. Holyrood Abbey
Charles I [5] Tuesday, 18 June 1633, O.S. Holyrood Abbey John Spottiswoode, Archbishop of St Andrews
Charles II [4] Wednesday, 1 January 1651, O.S. Scone Abbey Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll[6]

Kings and queens of England, Ireland and Scotland[7] (1603-1707), of Great Britain and Ireland (1707-1801) and the United Kingdom (1801-Present)[edit]

Monarch Consort Date of accession Time intervening Date of coronation Presiding cleric
James VI and I Anne of Denmark 24 March 1602/1603, O.S.[8] 4 mo 1 d Monday, 25 July 1603, O.S. John Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury
Charles I [9] 27 March 1625, O.S. 10 mo 6 d Thursday, 2 February 1625/1626, O.S.[8] George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury
Charles II [4] 30 January 1648/1649, O.S.[8] (de jure)
8 May 1660, O.S. (de facto)
11 mo 15 d Tuesday, 23 April 1661, O.S. William Juxon, Archbishop of Canterbury
James II and VII Mary of Modena 6 February 1684/1685, O.S.[8] 2 mo 17 d Thursday, 23 April 1685, O.S. William Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury
William III and II and Mary II (reigned jointly) 13 February 1688/1689, O.S.[8] 1 mo 29 d Thursday, 11 April 1689, O.S. Henry Compton, Bishop of London
Anne [10] 8 March 1701/1702, O.S.[8] 1 mo 15 d Thursday, 23 April 1702, O.S. Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury
George I [11] 1 August 1714, O.S. 2 mo 19 d Wednesday, 20 October 1714, O.S.
George II Caroline of Ansbach 11 June 1727, O.S. 4 mo Wednesday, 11 October 1727, O.S. William Wake, Archbishop of Canterbury
George III Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 25 October 1760 (King)
8 September 1761 (Queen)
10 mo 28 d
14 d
Tuesday, 22 September 1761 Thomas Secker, Archbishop of Canterbury
George IV [12] 29 January 1820 1 y 5 mo 20 d Thursday, 19 July 1821 Charles Manners-Sutton, Archbishop of Canterbury
William IV Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen 26 June 1830 1 y 2 mo 13 d Thursday, 8 September 1831 William Howley, Archbishop of Canterbury
Victoria - article Unmarried [4][10] 20 June 1837 1 y 8 d Thursday, 28 June 1838
Edward VII - article Alexandra of Denmark 22 January 1901 1 y 6 mo 18 d Saturday, 9 August 1902[13] Frederick Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury
George V Mary of Teck 6 May 1910 1 y 1 mo 16 d Thursday, 22 June 1911 Randall Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury
1 y 7 mo 6 d Tuesday, 12 December 1911
as Emperor of India
at the Delhi Durbar
None
George VI - article Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon 11 December 1936 5 mo 1 d Wednesday, 12 May 1937[14] Cosmo Lang, Archbishop of Canterbury
Elizabeth II - article [10] 6 February 1952 1 y 3 mo 27 d Tuesday, 2 June 1953 Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Married, but not jointly crowned
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Separate coronation of queen consort
  3. ^ a b c never married
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab Unmarried at time of coronation
  5. ^ Spouse Henrietta Maria was not in Scotland for the coronation.
  6. ^ Episcopacy abolished
  7. ^ From 1603 on England, Ireland and Scotland were personally united under the same ruler, see Personal union.
  8. ^ a b c d e f In England at this time, the new year began on 25 March. Dates between 1 January and 25 March are accordingly given a double year, the first by the old mode of reckoning, the second by the current mode.
  9. ^ Spouse Henrietta Maria, as a Catholic did not participate in the Anglican coronation ceremony
  10. ^ a b c The queen regnant's consort was not accorded equal title and consequently was not crowned.
  11. ^ Spouse Sophia Dorothea of Celle divorced 1694
  12. ^ Caroline of Brunswick turned away from coronation by force
  13. ^ Originally scheduled for 26 June 1902, but postponed due to the King's life-threatening illness.
  14. ^ Date originally planned for coronation of Edward VIII

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