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01st June 2012

Exonian at the Coronation

As the country celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, it is worth remembering Lord Fisher, an Exonian who had a lead role on her coronation day.

HRH Elizabeth II ascended to the throne in February 1952, but it was over a year later, after a suitable period of mourning, that her coronation was held on 2 June 1953. She was crowned by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Exonian George Francis Fisher (1906).

Lord Fisher was an exemplary student, involved with the College Choir, the rowing club and the hockey club. He is pictured below during torpids, at bow, and with the hockey team (pictured top left).

You can read more about Lord Fisher onĀ Wikipedia.

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