Holland, Order of funeral
Philip Holland, attrib.
Herald's book of precedence, ca.1605
The order for the procession
at Queen Elizabeth's funeral is recorded in this herald's manuscript handbook,
along with a drawing of the coffin.
On top of the coffin rested
a replica "of her majesty's whole body in her parliament robes with
a crown on her head, and a scepter in her hand." This figure lay
on top of the purple-velvet-covered coffin, "borne in a Chariot drawn
by four Horses Trapt in black velvet."
Behind the coffin, the earl
of Worcester, Master of the Horse, led a riderless palfrey.
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