Issue Date: 23/08/2011
Issue Name: The Crown Jewels
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Most of the Crown Jewels had been broken up during the time of Cromwell's Commonwealth, so when the nation celebrated the coronation of King Charles II, an entirely new set had to be produced. Join us in celebrating the 350th anniversary of the coronation of King Charles II and the Crown Jewels! Limited editions have been personally signed by General Sir Richard Dannatt, constable of the Tower of London.
The Crown Jewels
Following the executin of Charles I in 1649, Oliver Cromwell destroyed all the original Crown Jewels, as they were considered to be redundant. The only item in the present collection to survive the Commonwealth is the golden Ampulla which hold the Holy Oil and the spoon used to anoint the monarch. So the oldest items in the present coronation regalia were made for the coronation of King Charles II.
The Crown Jewels are displayed at the Jewel House in the Tower of London and can be viewed there by the public.
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Sir Richard Dannantt is the Constable of the Tower of London.