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Tudor sword of Henry VIII @ Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 1500-1600, rock crystal and gilt silver

Tudor sword of Henry VIII @ Ashmolean Museum, Oxford rock crystal and gilt silver. Henry VIII was known to be (in his youth and prime) very fit and athletic.

The royal wave: Queen Elizabeth I's coronation gauntlet goes on show at Selfridges London

The royal wave: Queen Elizabeth I's coronation gauntlet goes on show at Selfridges London

Queen Elizabeth 1 gloves are seen for the first time in public and on loan from the Dents private collection especially for Selfridges to mark the launch of the Big British Bang

Henry VII's? or VIII's Crown recreated by palace officials--OFFICIAL CROWN PHOTO, but if you compare it with the painting of Charles I...on the painted crown the arches run down to the fleur-de-lis, not the crosses as the created! Hemmmm!? Then, below, there is a photo of the new crown with an arch reaching to  flour-de-lis! What crown is this?

A meticulous reproduction of the crown used for the coronation of Henry VII, Henry VIII and his three children, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I (the original was destroyed by Oliver Cromwell). It is on exhibition at Hampton Court Palace.

Great Star of Africa in the royal scepter of the British Crown Jewels. It is one of the largest polished diamonds in the world.

In the Great Star of Africa was given to King Edward VII of England and set into the Royal Scepter. The Royal Scepter is still used today by Queen Elizabeth It is one of the largest polished diamonds in the world.

Penshurst Place, Kent - the huge medieval Baron's Hall. This is where Anne of Cleves lived after annulment from her marriage to King Henry VIII. The original medieval house is one of the most complete examples of 14th-century domestic architecture in England surviving in its original location.

Penshurst Place, Kent - the huge medieval Baron's Hall, where Anne of Cleves lived after annulment from her marriage to King Henry VIII.

Joyuse Charlemagne's sword. http://www.charlemagne.org/Gateway.html

Coronation sword and scabbard of the Kings of France Also known as: “La Joyeuse”, “Sword of Charlemagne”

Sword handle - lion  so intricate.

Hunting Sword, ca. Ivory grip attributed to Joseph Deutschmann German (possibly Munich) Steel, silver-gilt, ivory, leather

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