Charlton Byam Wollaston in Brussels - 30 June, 1791

from Letter from C.B. Wollaston to Dr Arnold, 30 June 1791, pages 44–46:

The ceremony of the Inauguration took place to-day […] It was a fine sight altogether. We had a window directly opposite, and had the fun of seeing people scramble for medals which were thrown from the windows amongst them. 

I wished much for you, if only to see ‘Toison d’Or,’ a very fine fellow I assure you, dressed in a most rich coat all bedaubed with coats of arms, with a fine plume of feathers on his head, and mounted on a courser, which pranced about most majestically. There were besides four other heralds …   more >>

cite as

C.B. Wollaston, Letter from C.B. Wollaston to Dr Arnold, 30 June 1791. In Harriet Georgiana Mundy (ed.), The Journal of Mary Frampton, from the Year 1779, until the year 1846 (London, 1885), p. 44–46. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Brussels


Charlton Byam Wollaston
Composer, Judge, Magistrate, recorder of Dorchester […]

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Trumpets at a ceremonial occasion performed by Trumpeters

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 June, 1791
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, was inaugurated as Duke of Brabant on 30 June 1791.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 28 Aug 2018 16:23:37 +0100
Approved on Thu, 06 Sep 2018 13:40:38 +0100