Defenders Of Faith


Elizabeth II’s reign has been profoundly shaped by her Christian faith. But when Charles III succeeds her, might it be the moment to junk the deeply religious, medieval ritual of the coronation ceremony and reinvent something to appeal to multicultural Britain, especially its young people? Or should we embrace the tradition of our rich coronation heritage?

Catherine Pepinster is a journalist, author and broadcaster. After many years in national newspapers, she was editor of The Tablet for 13 years.

Catherine Pepinster