Some much appreciated input from reader J.G:
This is to let you know about an annual event in London tomorrow – Sunday 27 January. It’s one I try to see each year – the King Charles I Commemoration March. King Charles was executed in front of the Banqueting House on Whitehall on 30 January 1649. Each year on the Sunday nearest that date members of the King’s Army gather in front of St. James’s Palace, starting at 10 am. At 11:30 they march down the Mall to Horse Guards Parade. Hundreds of loyal subjects dressed in period costume, some on horseback, parade slowly along the route Charles I took on that fateful day. There is then a muster at Horse Guards parade and a small group crosses over Whitehall to lay a wreath at the Banqueting House.
If you are interested in English history, this is one event you shouldn’t miss. AND the weather forecast is better – only 30% chance of rain!
- Here Comes The King’s Army (londonhistorians.wordpress.com)