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‘Flame of Freedom’
Religious pageants, both by Anglican and nonconformist churches, reached their heyday in the interwar period. Paradoxically, this development accompanied a major stagnation in overall religious obs...
Scottish Historical Pageant
In July 1927, the Scottish Historical Pageant was held in the grounds of Craigmillar Castle in Edinburgh. With nearly 4000 performers, 200 horses and a grandstand capacity of 10,000— and a total au...
The Pageant of Maybole
Initial planning for this pageant indicates that a theatrical spectacle was forecast: a newspaper report issued a few months before it took place quoted the author and producer of the pageant as st...
Pageant of Angus History
Pageants, though they outwardly celebrated the importance of the past, nevertheless did sometimes take place because of an underlying worry that memories and knowledge of history and traditions wer...
Bruce Sex-Centenary Pageant: Masque of Edinburgh
When plans were discussed by Edinburgh's city council for celebration of the six-hundredth anniversary of the granting of Edinburgh's royal charter, there was every intention to make sure that a la...
The Historical Pageant of Faith and Freedom
Hugh Parry, a Welsh Congregationalist minister, wrote a number of historical pageants which told the story of the emergence and growth of forms of Nonconformist Protestantism in Britain. These incl...