Opinion

Talk of the Town: Coronation crowning glory or bread and circuses?

Sally Gall
May 13 2023 - 7:00am
King Charles and Queen Camilla were crowned on a historic day of pageantry, capped by cheering from a huge crowd in front of Buckingham Palace. Picture: AP
King Charles and Queen Camilla were crowned on a historic day of pageantry, capped by cheering from a huge crowd in front of Buckingham Palace. Picture: AP

'Bread and circuses' is a figure of speech for a superficial means of appeasement, a distraction that satisfies the immediate needs of a population.

Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications. Get in touch at 0427 575 955 if you've got a story idea for me.

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