King's College London

Research portal

Historical Pageants and Public History

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Paul Readman, Mark Freeman

Original languageEnglish
JournalPublic History Weekly
Issue number2
Published31 Mar 2022

King's Authors


This article looks at the tradition of historical pageants in Britain. Once a widespread and popular form of engagement with the past, this phenomenon has declined, but not wholly died out. We explain the history of pageants, and the ways in which professional historians responded to them, and draw attention to surviving examples of historical pageants today. The article is based on an Arts and Humanities Research Council project, “The Redress of the Past: Historical Pageants in Britain”.

View graph of relations

© 2020 King's College London | Strand | London WC2R 2LS | England | United Kingdom | Tel +44 (0)20 7836 5454