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Andrew Gibbs
21 August 2011

'Coronation Sussex'

The Coronation Sussex is an extinct variety of chicken, originally bred to celebrate the planned coronation of King Edward VIII in 1936. In the event, Edward abdicated before the coronation took place, and the Coronation Sussex variety died out.

The Coronation Sussex variety has no connection with the 'Coronation chicken' recipe, which was invented for the banquet of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

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