Event: Appointment/consecration/elevation/ordination of king, Assembly, Throne-sittingEdgar 11.coronation
||All the nobility of the realm was assembled to bless, anoint and consecrate Edgar 11. The king was led to the church, where all the people awaited him. After the consecration Dunstan 1 and Oswald 8 were raised up with Edgar 11 on his lofty throne.
||King Edgar’s consecration/
Primary Source Info
|Date from Source
||In the holy season
*The ritual which took place is described by Byrhtferth in detail.
Persons associated with this Event:
(King of the English, 959-975) : He promised that under his authority the people would keep true peace at all times; that he would proscribe theft and that he would enjoin justice and mercy.
(All the bishops assembled to consecrate Edgar 11) : All the bishops who blessed, anointed and consecrated Edgar 11.
(All the abbots assembled for Edgar 11's consecration) : All the abbots assembled for Edgar 11's consecration
(All the abbesses assembled for Edgar 11's consecration) : All the abbesses assembled for Edgar 11's consecration
(All the laymen assembled for Edgar 11's consecration) : All the laymen assembled for Edgar 11's consecration
(Priests who were present at Edgar 11's consecration) : Priests assembled for Edgar 11's consecration
(Archbishop of Canterbury, 959-988) : He took the diadem from Edgar 11's head and began to intone the hymn of praise. He recited those prayers for the king which are found in pontifical service-books. After the anointing he gave Edgar 11 a ring; then he girded him with a sword and handed him the sceptre and the rod. Then he said mass and made it a day of celebration.
(Bishop of Worcester, 961-992; archbishop of York, 971-992; saint) : He recited a second prayer
(Queen of King Edgar 11, 964-975, d.999x1001; daughter of Ordgar 5) : After the consecration, she had a separate party with Anonymi 1684 and Anonymi 1685. She was dressed with linen garments aand robed splendidly. She surpassed the other ladies present.