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Liber Regalis

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

Liber Regalis. 

The book containing the English Coronation Service introduced for the crowning of Edward II in 1308. The rubrics were extended for Richard II (1377). The book was translated into English for James I (1603), and continued in use until discarded by James II in 1685. Its unknown compiler possessed considerable competence and knowledge. Among its many new features were the introduction of the seven Penitential Psalms, of the Veni Creator Spiritus, and the homage of the peers after the enthronement. Several 14th- and 15th-cent. MSS survive.


Text ed., with Eng. tr., by L. G. Wickham Legg, English Coronation Records (1901), 81–130.Find this resource:

    E. C. Ratcliff, The English Coronation Service (1936). See also other works cited under Coronation Rite in England.Find this resource:

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