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National Pageant of Wales
The National Pageant of Wales, which took place in Cardiff in 1909, was almost certainly the first major pageant to be staged in the principality, and remains to this day undoubtedly the largest. W...
A Pageant of Hampton
A Pageant of Hampton was the second of three large pageants in Southampton in the interwar period, following the Mayflower Pageant of 1920. Unlike that event, and the Silver Jubilee Pageant that fo...
The York Pageant
Louis Napoleon Parker, the acknowledged inventor of modern historical pageantry, chose to end his career as a pageant master in 1909. His final performance as a director of a large-scale pageant wa...
Dartford Division of Kent Historical Pageant
The Dartford Historical Pageant was one of the final civic extravaganzas produced by the famous pageant master Frank Lascelles. In his typical fashion,1 the pageant was a large and spectacular affa...
Derbyshire Coronation Pageant
Excerpts from Shakespeare’s history plays were a very common feature of historical pageantry, one example being the Southampton Quincentenary Pageant of 1947, which began with the trial scene from ...
Southampton Quincentenary Pageant
Taking place as part of a wider celebration, staged to acknowledge the quincentenary of a charter that established the County Town of Southampton in 1447 and the five hundred and second anniversary...