The Coronation of King George II

The baroque composer, George Frideric Handel, was born in Germany in 1685, but settled in London in 1712 where he received a salary from Queen Anne. Handel was naturalised in 1727 by act of King George I, who also commissioned him to write the music for the coronation of his son, George II of England and Queen Caroline.

The coronation of George II took place on the 11th of October 1727.

Jack Plane

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About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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2 Responses to The Coronation of King George II

  1. diceloader says:

    George I knew how important it was to have a good Handel on the situation.

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  2. John Wolf says:

    Wonderful! Also vaguely familiar from something I play around Christmas (when you’re onto a good thing, re – cycle).

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