James Paul Cobbett in Florence - 25 March, 1829, in the morning

from Journal of a Tour in Italy, and also in part of France and Switzerland, pages 133-134:

[25th March 1829] This a great holyday, Lady-day. High mass was performed with great pomp, this morning, at the church of Santa Annunziata. The royal family all went there and returned in full procession. While they were in church, the royal family sat under a canopy, or tent rather, open on the side facing the altar. The four corners of the tent were guarded by four officers in regimentals, with broad-swords drawn and plumed cocked-hats on their heads. There were a good many soldiers in the church, who kept their heads covered all the while. The ceremony was a mixture of the …   more >>

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James Paul Cobbett, Journal of a Tour in Italy, and also in part of France and Switzerland (London, 1830), p. 133-134. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1518082780730 accessed: 17 October, 2021

location of experience: Florence

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James Paul Cobbett
1803-1881

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A military mass

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Date/Time 25 March, 1829, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 08 Feb 2018 09:39:40 +0000
Approved on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:09:40 +0000