British Crown Jewels
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King or Queen Consort
Prince of Wales crowns
George IV Diadem
Obsolete Crown Jewels
Honours of Scotland
Coronet or circlet, worn at The Coronation of King of King George II and Queen Caroline, Westminster, 11 October 1727, Benjamin Pyne, London, 1727. cast with four foliate fleurs de lys alternating with four similar crosses above a matted band decorated at intervals with cartouches between corded borders, set later with an emerald, garnets, carbuncles, turquoises and other semi-precious stones, in contemporary gilt-tooled leather-covered case
The only remaining Medieval Crown (1370-80) Probably originally made for Anne of Bohemia, wife of Richard II, King of England from 1377-1400. The crown was part of the royal treasure seized by Henry Bolingbroke, who became Henry IV. This crown was later sent by Henry with his daughter Blanche when she was married off in order to cement an anti-French alliance.
The Crown of Scotland was remade in its modern form for King James V of Scotland in 1540. It is part of the Honours of Scotland the oldest set royal regalia in the United Kingdon. In 1540, the bonnet of velvet and ermine was added, bringing it to its present form. An earlier form is shown in the portrait of James IV of Scotland in the Book of Hours, done for his marriage to Margaret Tudor in 1503: this sets the latest date of original manufacture.
CROWN~Margaret of York's crown (1461 - 1474) \\ The crown of Margaret - sister of Edward IV and wife of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy - returns to London for only the second time since 1468. Margaret's crown of silver-gilt, enamel, precious stones and pearls is one of only two English crowns from the medieval regalia to have survived Cromwell's ravages.