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Henry VIII's crown recreated

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annis
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Henry VIII's crown recreated

Post by annis » Mon October 8th, 2012, 8:21 pm

Interesting article in the Guardian about the reconstruction of Henry VIII's crown, destroyed by Cromwell's cultural vandals in the 17th century along with all of the royal regalia (most of it centuries old) apart from one lone C12th spoon.

Article with video here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/ ... intcmp=239

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Post by DianeL » Mon October 8th, 2012, 11:42 pm

annis, VERY interesting!! Thank you for the link, I hadn't heard about this.
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Post by Misfit » Tue October 9th, 2012, 1:34 am

Thanks Annis.

*scurries off to share on FB*
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Post by LoveHistory » Tue October 9th, 2012, 11:30 pm

Nice. Very grand, and very Henry VIII.

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Post by annis » Wed October 10th, 2012, 2:36 am

Here's the portrait of Charles I standing beside the Tudor crown which was used as a guide by those creating the new version. Poor old Charles- given a few more years and the crown would no longer be of any use at all to a king without a head!

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Post by DianeL » Fri October 19th, 2012, 1:17 am

[quote=""annis""]Here's the portrait of Charles I standing beside the Tudor crown which was used as a guide by those creating the new version. Poor old Charles- given a few more years and the crown would no longer be of any use at all to a king without a head!

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Ohh SNAP! ;)
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