VIII. 81. Letter from Lord Arundel and Surrey (fn. 1) to the Lord
Mayor and Court of Aldermen, intimating that the King's (Charles I.)
coronation had been fixed to take place on Candlemas Day, and
that he intended to make the solemn entry from the Tower to
Westminster the day before (1st February), and giving them the
earliest notice, with a view to due preparations being made for
honouring his passage through the City.
26th December, 1625.
IX. 20. Letter from the Earl of Manchester, (fn. 2) Lord Chamberlain,
to the Lord Mayor, informing him, by command of the King, that
His Majesty had fixed the 23rd day of April next, (fn. 3) for his Coronation at Westminster. It was also his intention to come on the day
before from his Tower of London, through the City to his Palace at
Whitehall, with such magnificence as was due and becoming the
Majesty of so great a King. He therefore directs the attendance
of his Lordship and the Aldermen upon His Majesty, upon that
solemn occasion, and further requests him to give timely notice to all
persons whose attendance should be thought necessary.
9th February, 1660.
IX. 28. Letter from Sir William Morrice to the Lord Mayor,
directing him to acquaint the Common Council, that the Lords of the
Privy Council desired the streets of the City should be railed off where
the breadth would admit, and gravelled, against the day of His
Majesty riding through the City to his Coronation.
4th April, 1661.
||Thomas, only son of Philip, thirteenth Earl of Arundel, who was attainted in 1590,
and died in the Tower, 1595. He was born in 1592; being deprived of his honours by his
father's attaint, he was known during Elizabeth's reign by the courtesy title of Lord
Maltravers; restored by James the First, 1603, to his father's titles, and also to the Earldom
of Surrey, lost by the attaint of his grandfather, Thomas, third Duke of Norfolk in 1604.
Created Earl Marshal, 1621; Earl of Norfolk, 1644; died, 1646.
||Edward Montagu, eldest son of Sir Henry Montagu (see note, p. 23). Summoned to Parliament in his father's lifetime as Baron Kimbolton. A distinguished Parliamentarian General; defeated Prince Rupert at Marston Moor, in which engagement
Cromwell was his Lieutenant-General. Succeeded to the earldom on the death of his
father in 1642. In 1646 was Speaker of the House of Lords, and, with Speaker Lenthal,
held the Great Seal till 1648. At the Restoration he was made Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire, and K.G., April, 1661. He was five times married, and died May 5th, 1671.
||Charles the Second crowned at Scone, in Scotland, January 1st, 1651, and upon his
restoration crowned at Westminster, April 23rd, 1661.