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The Queens Coronation (Facsimile Edition)

To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation

Beverley Nichols



Price: £6.00

Publication date: 1 October 2011

Category: Biography

On 6 February 1952, Princess Elizabeth succeeded to the throne on the untimely death of her father, King George VI.

Her Coronation in Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953 represented a day of historic pomp and ritual for the dignitaries at the ceremony, and the excitement of colourful pageantry and national rejoicing for the crowds who lined the streets of London in the rain to see their new sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

Sixty years on, Pitkin Publishing is proud to publish this facsimile edition of the original Pitkin Pictorial record of this historic event, a poignant and personal account seen through the eyes of the late Beverly Nichols.


An eye-witness account of Her Majesty’s Crowning by English writer, playwright and public speaker John Beverley Nichols (1898–1983). He wrote more than 60 books and plays and contributed to numerous magazines and newspapers throughout his life, providing a fascinating social commentary on many important events of the day.