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JOHN MASEFIELD (1878-1967)

A Prayer for the King and Queen at their Coronation


RCIN 1047361

This presentation copy of a coronation poem for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth has been written out by a calligrapher on vellum, illuminated in gold, and bound in spectacular blue and gold silk brocade. The poem takes the form of a prayer, in which Masefield asks God to imbue the new King and Queen with the power to create a peaceful and happy nation. Presented to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth by John Masefield, 1937

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