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Belowe the Traverse were placed Formes for the Great Officers.
Formes were also provided for the Bishops behind the Archbishops Chayre.
The first that did ascend the Theatre were the Prebends who had a place appointed for them on the South syde of the Altar beyond their Mats, traverse.
The Sergeant Porter and the Sergeant of the Vestry repaired to their Station towards the North syde of the Altar.
The Children of the Chapell, the Chore of Westminster, and the Gentlemen of their Mats Chapell did not enter the Quire, but repaired to the Galleryes aboue on the North syde of the Altar.
The Druñs and Trumpets did goe to their station over the dore of the entrance into the Quire.
The six Clerks of the Chancery &c., did passe to their places in the Galleryes on both sydes of the Quere leading to the Theatre.
The Baronesses conducted by an officer of Armes did ascend the Theatre and goe to the outermost seates prepared for them on the North syde of the Throne.
The Barons did in like manner repaire to the outermost seates on the South syde of the Throne.
The Bishops did pass to their seates on the North syde of the Area leading to the Altar.
The Viscountesses were conducted to their seates imediatly before the Baronesses by an officer of Armes.
The Viscounts in like manner to their seats before the Barons.
The Countesses, Earles, Marchionesses, Marquis, Duchesses, Dukes did after the same manner repaire to their seates, placed in order before each other.
The Chore and Prebends of Westminster, when they came within the Abbey dore did fall off and stayde on both sydes the middle Isle of the Church, till their Mats coming thither, and then they did goe before them singing an Anthem, Psal. 122. I was glad, &c.
When their Mats were arrived at the Quire dore, the Canopye borne by the Barons of the Cinque Ports stayde there with it.
The King and Queene having ascended the Theatre repaired to their Chaires placed at the foote of the Throne, there the King and Queene kneeled downe, and after a little tyme arose and seated themselves in their Chaires, those Noblemen who carryed the Regalia, and the swords stood in order on the one syde of their Mats, the Great Officers, and the Lord Great Chamberlaine on the other syde, The two Bishops who supported the King and Queene stood on the right hand and left hand of their Mats. The Officers of Armes did goe to their Stations at the 4
Corners of the Theatre.
The members of the House [of] Coñons and their Speaker did sit on the North syde the Theatre behind the Peeresses. p. 114.] Then the Lod Bishop of London (insted of the Archbishop of Canterbury) with the Lo Great Chamberlaine, the Lord High Constable, and the Earle Marshall repaired to the King and Queene,
and from their Ma's passed to the South syde of the Altar, Garter King of Armes going before them, there the Lord Bishop of London with a loude voyce said as followeth, the King and Queene standing up.
[Their Mats presented to the Lols & Coñons : in m.]
SI here present unto you King William and Queene Mary, undoubted King and Queene of this Realme, wherefore all yee, that are come this day to doe your Homage, service, and bounden duty, be yee willing to doe the same.
From thence the said Bishop of London, accompanied as before, passed to the West syde of the said Theatre, and repeated the same words, and after that did the like on the North syde, their Mats turning themselves where the said words were pronounced, at every of which sydes was testified their Joy and consents by their loude acclamations of God preserve King William and Queene Mary.
The Druñs also beate and the Trumpets sounded.
The acclamations ceasing an Anthem was sung, and at the beginning thereof the Bishop of London repaired to the Altar, where he was vested in a rich Cope, and stood at the North end of the Altar.
The other Bishops who did beare any parte in the service, and the Deane of Westminster vested themselves also.
At the same tyme the Officers of the Wardrobe spread a large carpet before the Altar, and the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, assisted by some of the Wardrobe, layd over it another rich Carpet, & Cushions.
The Anthem ended, The King and Queene did rise from their Chaires, and being supported by the two Bishops, and attended by the Deane of Westminster, the Great Officers, the 4 Swords, and the Regalia going before them, they repaired to the Altar, and there kneeled downe.
[The First offering : in m.]
There the Master of the Great Wardrobe, delivered to the Lord Great Chamberlain a Pall of cloth of gold, or Altar cloth, who upon his knee presented it to their Mats who offered it, and the Loa Bishop of London having received it layde it upon the Altar, assisted by the Deane of Westminster.
After the same manner the Queenes Pall was offered.
Then the Treasurer of the Household delivered to the Lod Great Chamberlaine two Ingots or wedges of gold each of them allmost a pound weight, wch he on his knee presented to their Mats who having offered them they were in like manner layde upon the Altar.
After this a Prayer having bene read by the Lol Bishop of London, the King and Queene rose up, made their reverences, and returned to their chayres, attended by the Lords with the 4. swords.
1 A small q has been here added in margin, for query.
Then the Lords who carryed the Regalia (the swords excepted) presented them to the Bishop of London severally, who as he received them delivered them to the Deane of Westminster by whom they were layde upon the Altar.
First the Bible.
These being offered, the Noblemen who carryed them repaired to their seates amongst the other Peers.
Then Prayers were begun by the Bishop of London, and two of the Bishops' kneeling read the Litany, after which some other collects were read, and the sermon began by the Bishop of Salisbury.
During sermon the Bishops who supported the King and Queene stood on each syde of them, and the Noblemen that carryed the swords did beare them erected on their Mats right hand.
The Lord Great Chamberlain did stand on their Mats left hand. After Sermon their Mats tooke the new oath established by Act of Parliament which was as followeth. p. 115.]
P. 116.] The King and Queene having taken the aforesaid Oath, they did goe to a Faldstoole (where cushions were layde for their Mats) which was a little distant from the Altar, and there they kneeled while the Quier sung the Anthem Veni Creator &c.
After which the Bishop of London read a Collect &c., which being done, the Quier sang Zadoc the Priest and Nathan the Prophet &c.
[The King & Queene disrobed. in m.]
The King and Queene then rose up, and did goe to the Altar supported by the two Bishops and attended by the Lord Great Chamberlain and the Countess of Derby, where his Mats was disrobed of his Mantle and Surcoate by the Lord Great Chamberlain, and the Queene by the Countess of Derby, which Robes were imediatly carried away, and layde in the Traverse in King Edwards Chapell.
[Ampull. in m.]
From thence they were conducted to St. Edwards Chaire and the other Chaire placed by it, where their Mats sate downe, and the Bishop
1 St. Asaph & Bangor, in margin.
p. 115 and the first seven lines of p. 116, containing only the Act of Parliament regulating the Coronation oath, have not been printed here. (See above, p. 19, and appendix iv. p. 75 and Statutes of the Realm, 1819, vol. vi. p. 56.)
of London opened his Mats Clothes, and the Countess of Derby the Queens, the Deane of Westminster having in the meane tyme brought the Ampull with the Oyle and spoone, poured out some of it into the spoone, and deliverd it to the Lord Bishop of London, to anoynt their Mats which was done as followeth.
[The Anointing. in m.]
First in the Palms of his Mats hands, and next in the Queens, sayng Be these hands anointed, &c.
In like manner the said Bish of London anoynted their Mats Breasts sayng, Be these Breasts anointed &c.
The said Bishop did also anoynt their Mats shoulders, saying be these shoulders anointed &c.
And on the bowing of the Armes sayng be these.
Be these. During the tyme of their Mats anoynting 4 Knights of the Garter supported a rich Pall of cloth of gold over their Mats.
The King and Queene being thus anointed, the Bishop of London read a Collect, and the Deane of Westminster having dried all the places anointed (except their Mats heads and hands) closes the places of his Mats garments that were opened for the anoynting wth fine linnen cloth provided by the Lod Great Chamb and the Countess of Derby did the like to the Queens.
[Coyfe. in m.]
Then a shallowe coyfe of lawne was delivered to the Bishop of London by the Lord Great Chamberlain, which the said Bishop put upon the Kings head.
The said Bishop having also received an other for the Queene, he gave it to the Countess of Derby, who put it upon the Queenes head.
[Lynnen Gloues, in m.]
In like manner 2. payre of linnen gloues were put upon their Mats hands, whilst these things were doing an Anthem was sung.
[Colobium Sindonis. in m.]
After this the Deane of Westminster (the King standing up) put on his Maty the Colobium Sindonis, The like was put upon the Queene, the Bishop of London reading a prayer.
[Supertunica. in m.]
The Supertunica was next, or close Pall of cloth of Tyssue was put upon the King with a gyrdle of the same, by the Deane of Westminster, who also put the like upon the Queene.
[Buskins and Sandalls. in m.]
Then the King sitting downe, the deane put on the Tyssue hose or Buskins and sandalls of cloth of gold upon the King, he delivered also the like to the Countess of Derby, who put them on the Queene.
[Spurs. in m.]
The last was the Spurs which the Deane brought from the Altar, and delivered to the Lor Great Chamberlain, who kneeling downe put them gently on the Kings heeles, and imediately tooke them off and returned them to the said Deane of Westminster, who also presented to the Queene the Spurs, which she againe returned to him, and he carryed them back to the Altar.
/While an Anthem was singing the King and Queene arose [p. 117. from their seates and did goe to the Altar, and there being a little sword carried in the scabbard, the sword of State being borne before their Maiesties, there the said little sword was offered, and the Bishop of London having received it, layde it upon the Altar, and then read a Prayer, which being ended the said Bishop of London takes up the sword, and being followed by the other Bishops goes to the King and Queene (being returned to their former chayres) and presented the said sword to them sayng, Receive this Kingly sword delivered unto you by the hands of the Bishops &c.
The King and Queene having received it delivered it to the Lord Great Chamberlaine, and his Maty standing up, the said Lord Great Chamberlain girt it about him.
The King sitting doune againe the Bishop of London sayd, Remember of whom the Psalmist sayth, Gyrde thee with thy sword &c.
(Armill : in m.]
Then the King rising from his seate, the Armill was put about his neck by the Deane of Westminster, and tyed to the bowings of his Armes aboue and belowe the Elbowes, the Bishop of London sayng, Receive this Armill &c.
[Tyssue Mantle or Pall. in m.]
The Mantle or Pall of Cloth of Tyssue lyned with red Taffeta was next put upon the King by the Deane of Westminster, who also put an other upon the Queen.
[Orbes. in m.] The Orbe with the Crosse was also put into the Kings hand by the said Deane, and an other into the Queens, the Bishop of London sayng, Receive the Imperialls Palls and Orbes &c.
[Coronation. ir m.]
Then the Lord Bishop of London standing before the Altar tooke up St Edwards Crowne and layng it before him upon the Altar sayd this Prayer O God the Crowne of the faythfull &c, which being done he tooke the Crowne up againe and carried it betwene his hands (being assisted by some of the Bishops and the Deane of Westminster) and with great reverence put it upon the Kings head as he was sitting in St Edwards Chaire. He then returned to the Altar, and in like manner