Dream Title: See the Crown Jewels

See the Crown Jewels

 

The Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom are the regalia and vestments worn during a coronation or state function. It is composed of numerous pieces including crowns, scepters, orbs, swords, rings, spurs, armill, (bracelets), columbium sindonis and dalmatic (tunics),  the royal robe and other pieces.

 

Trivia:  The Crown Jewels have existed since Edward the Confessor who reigned from 1042-66 but have been replaced or altered during the centuries. King John lost the crown Jewels in quicksand in 1216 and during  World War II, they were hidden in a secret place that has still never been disclosed.

 

Following a theft of the jewels in 1303 they have been kept in the Tower of London. The Queen opened a Jewell House in the Tower in 1994 where they are stored now.

 

It is the most valuable and largest jewel collection in the world.