Samuel Pepys in Westminster - 23 April, 1661

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 23 April 1661, pages 131-132:

And the King came in [to Westminster Hall] with his Crowne on and his sceptre in his hand - under a Canopy borne up by six silver staves, carried by Barons of the Cinqueports - and little bells at every end. And after a long time he got up to the farther end, and all set themselves down at their several tables - and that was also a rare sight.... I took a great deal of pleasure to go up and down and look upon the ladies - and to hear the Musique of all sorts; but above all, the 24 viollins.
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 23 April 1661. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 131-132. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Westminster


Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Listening to

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The 24 Violins at dinner after the King's Coronation

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 April, 1661
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


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Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:34:46 +0100