Ref NoWEA/PP/V/5
CollectionBernard Weatherill Papers
TitleVideo called 'Parliament Celebrates The Glorious Revolution', 20 July 1988
Date20 Jul 1988
Extent1 videocassette (VHS, 105 min.)
DescriptionThis is a video recording the formal celebrations by parliament of the tercentenary of the Glorious Revolution and the Bill of Rights in Westminster Hall. The programme was made by the BBC Outside Broadcast and appears to be an unedited version as it begins and ends with guests and participants in the ceremony arriving and departing. Those attending include the serving members of parliament from both houses, previous ministers, members of the royal family, delegations from the Netherlands and USA. The ceremony consists of the a formal procession of the Speaker of the House of Commons accompanied by Speakers from Commonwealth counties, the Lord Chancellor accompanied by the Commonwealth Presiding Officers, the Yeoman of the Guard and the Royal Party. Following the arrival of the Queen loyal addresses are presented by the Lord Chancellor, on behalf of the House of Lords and the Speaker, on behalf of the House of Commons. The Queen then makes a formal reply, the National Anthem is sung and the procession leaves Westminster Hall. The programme also shows scenes to accompany a commentary on the significance and historical background of the Glorious Revolution, the terms of the Bill of Rights and showing the recent celebrations in the Netherlands.
NotesPrevious reference number: WEA/PP/V5/0561761

Related PersonElizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, (1926-)
Weatherill, Bruce Bernard (1920-2007) Baron Weatherill, Speaker of the House of Commons
Mackay, James, Baron Mackay of Clashfern, (1927-), Lord Chancellor (1987-1997), Speaker of the House of Lords
Related PlaceWestminster, City of Westminster, London
Associated OrganisationHouse of Commons

CategoryMoving image recordings
Access conditionsThis material is available for consultation at the University of Kent's Special Collections & Archives reading room, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NU. On site access at the University of Kent only. Access to audio-visual recordings is through digital listening/viewing copies. The University of Kent acknowledges the intellectual property rights of those named as contributors in this recording and the rights of those not identified
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