From the Dark Ages

Traditions, institutions, and inventions established in the Dark Ages and surviving to the present day. The English monarchy (established 10th Century), English Christianity (from 6th Century), the foundation of the English language (from 5th Century), Spanish invention - the blast furnace (8th Century), the horseshoe (9th Century), sheriffs (10th Century), and the English navy (9th Century).

Elizabeth Is Queen - Reel 1

Elizabeth Is Queen - Reel 1 (1953)

Coronation of the Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey - introduction.

Elizabeth Is Queen - Reel 2

Elizabeth Is Queen - Reel 2 (1953)

Coronation of the Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey - preparations on the day.

Elizabeth Is Queen - Reel 3

Elizabeth Is Queen - Reel 3 (1953)

Coronation of the Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey - ceremony in the Abbey.

Elizabeth Is Queen - Reel 4

Elizabeth Is Queen - Reel 4 (1953)

Coronation of the Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey - Abbey ceremony & parade.

The Coronation Of Their Majesties King George VI And Queen Elizabeth  AKA Coronation 1937

The Coronation Of Their Majesties King George VI And Queen Elizabeth AKA Coronation 1937 (1937)

Dufaycolour film of the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

Coronation Of Edward VII

Coronation Of Edward VII (1902)

Scenes from the Coronation Parade of King Edward VII in London.

Diamond Jubilee Of Queen Victoria

Diamond Jubilee Of Queen Victoria

Parade to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.

Coronation Of His Majesty King George V

Coronation Of His Majesty King George V (1911)

Good scenes from the Coronation Parade of King George V in London.

Billy Sunday Preaches To Troops

Billy Sunday Preaches To Troops (1914)

The evangelists Billy Sunday speaks to the troops.

Pope Paul

Pope Paul

Pope Paul in church and blessing the crowds from balcony.

Pope Pius X1

Pope Pius X1 (1922)

Pope Pius XI welcomes students to the Vatican, Rome, Italy.

Pope Visits Prisoners

Pope Visits Prisoners (1959)

Pope XXIII visits prisoners at Rome jail.

Rome Hails New Pope

Rome Hails New Pope (1958)

Pope John XXIII is elected in the Vatican.

Electing The New Pope Rome - Electing The New Pope

Electing The New Pope Rome - Electing The New Pope (1922)

Voting underway for the election of the new Pope, Rome Italy.

Pope Paul Is Crowned

Pope Paul Is Crowned (1963)

New Pope Paul VI is crowned in front of crowd at St. Peter's Square, Rome.

One People - 900 Year Anniversary Of Westminster Abbey

One People - 900 Year Anniversary Of Westminster Abbey (1966)

Queen Elizabeth II attends 900th anniversary of Westminster Abbey. Many royals attend.

Good Friday Scenes Re-Enacted

Good Friday Scenes Re-Enacted (1936)

Annual Good Friday procession in South of France where crucifixion is re-enacted.

Catholic Procession

Catholic Procession (1919)

Catholic Procession; c. 1919.

Cathedral Consecrated AKA Consecration Of Coventry Cathedral

Cathedral Consecrated AKA Consecration Of Coventry Cathedral (1962)

Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret attend consecration of Coventry Cathedral.

1945 Pilgrimage To Canterbury

1945 Pilgrimage To Canterbury (1945)

Enthronement of the 97th Archbishop of Canterbury.

Archbishop Of Canterbury Enthroned

Archbishop Of Canterbury Enthroned (1928)

Doctor Cosmo Gordon Lang is installed as the new Archbishop of Canterbury. Kent.

Archbishop Enthroned.

Archbishop Enthroned. (1961)

Footage of the enthronement of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Kent.

Earl Haig Installs Rudyard Kipling As Lord Rector

Earl Haig Installs Rudyard Kipling As Lord Rector (1923)

Earl Haig attends ceremony as Rudyard Kipling is made Rector of St. Andrew's University.

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling (1960)

Rudyard Kipling in London hospital.

H.G. Wells Interview

H.G. Wells Interview

The famous author gives his remedies for the world depression.

His Ain Folk  AKA His'ane Form

His Ain Folk AKA His'ane Form (1924)

Peter Pan author, J. M. Barrie is honoured by his home town, Dumfries.

Thomas Hardy Funeral

Thomas Hardy Funeral

The author Thomas Hardy is buried in Stinsford, Dorset.

Graham Greene In Prague

Graham Greene In Prague (1969)

Graham Greene leaving Czechoslovakia after short visit.

Hemingway Mourned

Hemingway Mourned (1961)

Author and Nobel Prize Winner, Ernest Hemingway dies of "self-inflicted gunshot" aged 61.

Blast Furnace

Blast Furnace (1940)

Educational film showing the workings of a blast furnace.

The Blacksmith

The Blacksmith (1970)

Blacksmith makes and fits new shoes for police horse.

Horse Shoes AKA Horseshoes

Horse Shoes AKA Horseshoes (1943)

A look at the work of village blacksmith Arthur Booth. Near Darlington, Durham.

Exeter Sheriffs

Exeter Sheriffs (1937)

Exeter celebrates town's 400th anniversary.

Sheriff's Car USA

Sheriff's Car USA (1970)

Various shots of American police car driving around. We can just see Sheriff driving.

Catch Me Going Back

Catch Me Going Back (1960)

A Dramatised recruitment film for the Royal Navy. (part 1)

Catch Me Going Back

Catch Me Going Back (1960)

A Dramatised recruitment film for the Royal Navy. (part 2)

Rule Britannia

Rule Britannia (1928)

Patriotic item showing British warships in the Atlantic Battle Fleet Manoeuvres - great shots of aircraft landing on HMS Eagle.

Queen Reviews Fleet

Queen Reviews Fleet (1965)

Queen, Prince Philip and Princess Anne watch Royal Navy fleet from deck of warship.