The Golden Age Arrives
This fourth pageant represented the contrast between the previous reign of Mary's and the forthcoming one of the new queen. During the penultimate event a bible was presented to Elizabeth. Taking the bible, Elizabeth kissed it and laid it on her breast causing much whooping within the large crowd. This action would lead to the fifth pageant where Elizabeth would be portrayed as Deborah, an old testament prophet, who 'rescued the House of Israel' and went on to rule for forty years.
During this final festivity, Elizabeth said to the Lord Mayor:
Elizabeth's coronation took place on the Sunday in Westminster Abbey, and was said to be a