┆Photographs showing the Coronation Procession of 1911, passing by the Leicester Municipal Technical and Art School (now De Montfort University's Hawthorn Building).
The photographs show:
* Emperor Hadrian with soldiers and attendants
* Ethelfleda, seated on a parade float
* Henry III with knights in chain mail
* Richard II
* Richard III with soldiers on horseback wearing armour (two photographs)
* The end of the Prince Rupert portion with the Anne of Denmark portion behind
* A man and woman seated on horseback, probably from the Anne of Denmark portion.
One of the Richard III photographs has a small note 'see over' beneath a boy dressed as a page. The reverse states "The boy above this is Robert Austin A.R.A". Robert Austin (1895-1973) was a Leicester born artist, illustrator, engraver and currency designer and widely considered to be one of Britain's leading mid-twentieth century printmakers. He studied at Leicester Municipal School of Art from 1909 to 1913 then at the Royal College of Art in London.
┆King Edward VII died on the 6 May 1910 and his son George became King of the United Kingdom. His coronation took place at Westminster Abbey on 22 June 1911. The coronation was celebrated nationally. In Leicester a procession was held including foot and mounted soldiery, Oddfellows, Foresters and fire brigades, a historical pageant representing royal visits to Leicester, and the Mayor, magistrates and other public officials. The procession started on Western Boulevard before travelling to Victoria Park, where the Mayor planted a commemoration oak-tree.
The historical pageant element of the procession was designed by Leicester School of Art headmaster Benjamin Fletcher working with HR Steer. The pageant represented Royal visits to Leicester, comprising:
* Emperor Hadrian
* Ethelfleda, daughter of Alfred the Great
* Henry III
* Richard II
* Richard III
* Lady Jane Grey
* King Charles I
* Prince Rupert
* Princess Anne of Denmark
Simon de Montfort and other nobles, soldiers and attendants were also portrayed.