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The Pageant of Empire
The Pageant of Empire took place over the course of a wet six weeks in July and August 1924 in the huge newly-constructed concrete Wembley Stadium. It was just one attraction of the monumental Brit...
The Winchester 1934 Pageant deviated from the structure of the overwhelming majority of pageants to focus instead on a single significant historical scene, told at great length and in sumptuous det...
The Antiquities of Selborne, Shown to the World by the Rev. Gilbert White, of Selborne, in the Country of Southampton
Note: see also the entry for Pageant of Selborne (1938).The rural nostalgia of the interwar period has been extensively documented by historians, and the 1926 Selborne Pageant is an excellent examp...
Pageant of Selborne: Gilbert White’s Village
This pageant had previously been performed, with a modicum of success, in Selborne in 1926 (for further details, see entry for 1926 Selborne Pageant). It was revived in 1938 without revisions. Iron...
Winchester National Pageant
The 1908 Winchester Pageant was, like those held in Sherborne (1905), Romsey (1907), and Oxford (1907), one of the crowning achievements of Edwardian historical pageantry, genuinely living up to it...
Defendamus: A Pageant of Taunton
The Taunton Pageant was a medium-sized event, much in the mould of the Parkerian style of pageant, performed times in one week in the summer of 1928. Its other title was ‘Defendamus’—the town’s (at...