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  1. Pageant of the Declaration of Independence, Arbroath 1949
    The 1949 pageant in Arbroath was third in the series of pageants that took place to celebrate the famous Declaration of Scottish Independence, which was despatched from the Abbey in Arbroath in 132...

  2. Mary Queen of Scots Pageant
    The pageant formed one element of a fete in aid of the Scottish League of Pity. There was news coverage in the Scotsman.

  3. Scottish National Pageant of Allegory, Myth and History
    This was a fundraiser for the Scottish League of Pity, and was advertised in the Dundee Courier and the Scotsman newspapers. The pageant may have been processional in form, but it is not clear from...

  4. Pageant of the Bruce
    During the Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry, two short pageant plays were staged (Pageant of the Bruce in September and Thomas the Rhymer in October) A further play about R...

  5. Thomas the Rhymer
    During the Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry, two short pageant plays were staged (Pageant of the Bruce in September and Thomas the Rhymer in October) A further play about R...

  6. Robert Burns Pageant
    During the Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry, two short pageant plays were staged (Pageant of the Bruce in September and Thomas the Rhymer in October) A further play about R...

  7. Scotland's Day Pageant
    This pageant was organised by the Scottish Home Rule Association. It was a parade, but had some historical tableaux on floats. It took place in Glasgow city centre, ending in Blythswood Square. The...

  8. Pageant of Scottish History
    This was a parade organised by the Aberdeen branch of the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB); a programme is held in Aberdeen University Library. The local branch of the CPGB also staged the s...

  9. A Pageant of Scotland
    The star of the Pageant of Scotland held in 1952 was not a figure from the past; rather, it was its main guest, a woman who must have known that she would one day gain a place in history. As World ...

  10. The Scottish People: A Masque of Sir Walter Scott's Characters
    Across Scotland in 1932, all major cities and many towns, particularly those in the Borders, held some form of occasion to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the death of Walter Scott. Ho...

  11. The Pageant of Harlech Castle
    With the exception of the National Pageant of Wales, held in Cardiff (1909), Wales was slow to the pageant form and it took the shock of the First World War to bring pageantry to North Wales. The 1...

  12. The Land of My Fathers
    Land of My Fathers was a pageant-play staged as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations in 1951. It took place in the Sofia Gardens in Cardiff, the same location as the National Pageant of Wal...

  13. Pageant of Runnymede
    In 1921 there had been outcry when the government attempted to sell Runnymeade Meadow for development, the proposal only being averted when the civil engineer Urban Broughton bought the land. His w...

  14. 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...

  15. Pageant of English Literature, 1911
    This was a relatively small to mid-sized pageant, particularly for Oxford which celebrated major pageants in 1907, 1912 and 1919. It is also distinctive in its choice of featuring English Literatur...

  16. Pageant of English Literature, 1914
    See entry for the Oxford Pageant of English Literature 1911, which the 1914 Pageant of English Literature was a restaging of with the same cast and production team, adding, omitting and editing sev...

  17. National Pageant of Wales
    The National Pageant of Wales, which took place in Cardiff in 1909, was almost certainly the first major pageant to be staged in the principality, and remains to this day undoubtedly the largest. W...

  18. The Pageant of England
    If one were in search of England in the 1930s, as so many contemporaries from H.V. Morton to J.B. Priestley to George Orwell seemed to be, one could do worse than head to Slough. The army had set u...

  19. The Pageant of Ayrshire: The Story of Scotland's Struggle for Independence
    From the outset of planning for this event in 1932, there was no shortage of ambition to make the pageant of Ayrshire a success. Despite the unpromising venue selected, the uncertainty of the weath...

  20. St Paul’s Steps
    How much did spectators actually get out of pageants? Did people in the cheapest seats at the pageant, who most likely did not buy a programme or book of words, particularly those whose grip on his...