Jubilee pageant at Dudwick

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Place: No Information (Dudwick) (Dudwick, Norfolk, England)

Year: 1935

Indoors/outdoors: Unknown

Number of performances: n/a


May 1935

Name of pageant master and other named staff

Names of executive committee or equivalent


Names of script-writer(s) and other credited author(s)

Names of composers

  • Byrd, William

Numbers of performers


Financial information


Object of any funds raised


Linked occasion

Silver Jubilee of George V

Audience information

Prices of admission and seats: highest–lowest


Associated events


Pageant outline

Episode 1. Introduction of Christianity (597)

Episode 2. The Danes, King Alfred (800-886)

Episode 3. Coronation of William I (1066)

Episode 4. John (Magna Carta) (1215)

Episode 5. Coming of the Weavers to Norfolk (1336)

Episode 6. Kett’s Rebellion (1549)

Episode 7. Visit of Queen Elizabeth to Norwich (1578)


Episode 8. Charles II at Oxnead (1671)

Key historical figures mentioned

  • Alfred [Ælfred] (848/9–899) king of the West Saxons and of the Anglo-Saxons [also known as Aelfred, the Great]
  • William I [known as William the Conqueror] (1027/8–1087) king of England and duke of Normandy
  • John (1167–1216) king of England, and lord of Ireland, duke of Normandy and of Aquitaine, and count of Anjou
  • Kett, Robert (c.1492–1549) rebel
  • Elizabeth I (1533–1603) queen of England and Ireland
  • Charles II (1630–1685) king of England, Scotland, and Ireland

Musical production

  • William Byrd, Sellinger’s Round and Procession

Newspaper coverage of pageant


Book of words

None known

Other primary published materials

  • Jubilee pageant at Dudwick. Np, 1935.

References in secondary literature


Archival holdings connected to pageant

  • Copy of Programme in Norfolk Record Office, Norwich, Reference PD 160/58

Sources used in preparation of pageant



This was a village pageant held to mark the Silver Jubilee of king George V. Perhaps appropriately, given this context, the pageant paid considerable attention to royalty, featuring kings Alfred the Great, William I, John, Charles II and of course that pageant favourite queen Elizabeth I. As was the case in other Norfolk pageants, the Dudwick pageant also depicted the rebellion led by Robert Kett, which broke out in the county in 1549.   


How to cite this entry

Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Mark Freeman, Tom Hulme, Alex Hutton, Paul Readman, ‘Jubilee pageant at Dudwick’, The Redress of the Past, http://www.historicalpageants.ac.uk/pageants/1447/