Entertainment of K. Charles I. 296

Entertainment of K. Charles I.

the Knights, Aldermen, City Counsil, and Officers.

After these Things done, his Majesty and the Prince alighted from the Coach, and took their Horses: The Queen, Duke of York, Princess Mary, Prince Elector, and the Dutchess of Richmond remaining still in the Coach.

In the mean Time, by the Care and Pains of the Two Captains of the Committee, and of the Three Marshals that were appointed for this Day's Service, the Five Hundred Horsemen of the Liveries, and their Attendance, were brought into a Body, and set in Order, as before. And facing about, the whole Company set forward, to conduct their Majesties into London; the Sheriffs Men, being placed in the Front, and the inferior Companies following them; and the rest of the Companies after them: The Lord Maior's Company being next to the Aldermen. And advancing in a seemly Order, they made such a gallant Shew, that their Majesties and the Princes took great Delight and Content to behold them.

They set forward, and conduct the King towards the City.

The Nobility, and others of his Majesties Train, were marshalled by the Officers of Arms. So that the whole Order was in this manner:

The City Marshal.
The Sheriffs Trumpeters.
The Sheriffs Men.
Citizens in Velvet Coats and Chains.
The City Counsil, and Officers.
The PRINCE'S Trumpeters.
* Messengers of the Chamber.
The KING's Trumpeters.
Gentlemen of the Privy Chamber.
Knight Marshal.
Pursuivants at Arms.
The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas;
being a Knight, and of the Privy Council.
Lord Goring.
Lord Fielding.
Lord Coventry.
Lord Digby.
Lord Mowbray.
Viscount Conway.
Earl Rivers.
Earl of Cumberland.
Earl of Bath.
Earl of Essex.
Lord Chamberlain of the KING'S House.
Duke of Richmond.
Lord Keeper.
Lord Privy Seal.
Serjeants at Arms: Among whom
One for the City.
Equerries and Footmen.
Equerries and Footmen.
The LORD MAIOR, carrying the City's Sword,
by his Majesty's Special Appointment, as a
Grace and Favour at this Time.
A Gentleman Usher, Daily Waiter.
Lord Great Chamberlain.
Marquis of Hertford, bearing the
Sword of State.
Earl Marshal.
In her Coach richly Embroidered.
And with Her,
The Duke of York, the Princess Mary, and the
Prince Elector.
Marquis Hamilton, Master of the Horse;
Leading the Horse of State.
The Earl of Salisbury, Captain of the Pensioners.
The Gentlemen Pensioners with their Poleaxes;
all mounted with Pistols at their Saddles.
The Earl of Holland, Lord General beyond
And after him,
Viscount Grandison, with many other principal
Commanders in the late Northern Expedition.
After them, divers Ladies, and other Great
Personages of Note.
The Yeomen of the Guard.

*In placing the Messengers, an Error was committed: For they should have followed the Sheriff's Men.

They all entred the City at Moorgate. Where their Majesties were welcomed with a Noise of Trumpets, appointed to attend there to that Purpose.

The King enters the City at Moorgate.

From which Place they proceeded to Bishopsgate: and so through Cornhill, to St. Laurence Lane End in Cheapside.

The Companies in Liveries stood on the Left Hand, as their Majesties passed by: The Rails of the Standings being covered with blue Cloth; and the Standings themselves being richly adorned with Banners, Ensigns and Pendents, of the Arms of each Company respectively. Nine Companies of the Twelve standing in the Morning: The Lord Maior's Company beginning against St. Laurence Lane End; and the other Eight, in their Order, towards Bishopsgate. The rest of the way where they left, to Moorgate, being supplied by some of the inferior Companies.

The Outside of the Houses, all the way their Majesties passed, being beautified with rich Tapestry.

On the North side of the Street, (Four Foot distant from the Houses) were Rails placed; to regulate and keep the People in good Order, from Bishopsgate to Cornhill; and so to Temple Bar. At the Beginning of which Rails, (viz. at Bishopsgate) by the Discretion of the Two Cap-