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Tower Court London

Tower Court London

This is a reproduction of the crown worn by the infamous Henry VIII, the powerful plus-sized king with many wives.  The original was made either for Henry VIII or his father Henry VII and was worn by subsequent Tudor and Stuart monarchs up until it was broken apart & melted down at the Tower of London in 1649 under the orders of Oliver Cromwell (when the monarchy was abolished and replaced by the Protectorate).   The original crown was made of solid gold and inset with various rubies...

The Lost Crown of the Tudors and Stuarts

This is a reproduction of the crown worn by the infamous Henry VIII, the powerful plus-sized king with many wives. The original was made either for Henry VIII or his father Henry VII and was worn by subsequent Tudor and Stuart monarchs up until it was broken apart & melted down at the Tower of London in 1649 under the orders of Oliver Cromwell (when the monarchy was abolished and replaced by the Protectorate). The original crown was made of solid gold and inset with various rubies...

London...It's been years and it might not be there anymore, but there was a court with a bunch of tourist stands and fast food type restaurants.  We went around the back area and found a lovely little restaurant that had the best calamari I've ever had!  Absolutely simple and perfect.

London...It's been years and it might not be there anymore, but there was a court with a bunch of tourist stands and fast food type restaurants. We went around the back area and found a lovely little restaurant that had the best calamari I've ever had! Absolutely simple and perfect.

The Tower of London (depicted in Tudor Times) was a prison and a royal residence. While awaiting their coronation, the king (or queen) customarily lived in the royal apartments in the Tower of London.

The Tower of London (depicted in Tudor Times) was a prison and a royal residence. While awaiting their coronation, the king (or queen) customarily lived in the royal apartments in the Tower of London.

Historic Royal Palaces teaware from Harney & Sons ...details taken from the gardens at Hampton Court Palace, the famous gates at Kensington Palace and the Jewels at the Tower of London.

Historic Royal Palaces teaware from Harney & Sons ...details taken from the gardens at Hampton Court Palace, the famous gates at Kensington Palace and the Jewels at the Tower of London.

2 May 1536 – The Arrest of Queen Anne Boleyn: http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/2-may-1536-the-arrest-of-queen-anne-boleyn/  IMAGE: The Court Gate of the Byward Tower, Tower of London

2 May 1536 – The Arrest of Queen Anne Boleyn: http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/2-may-1536-the-arrest-of-queen-anne-boleyn/ IMAGE: The Court Gate of the Byward Tower, Tower of London

The Queen's Stairs, Tower of London. From this interesting article about the arrival of Anne Boleyn at the Tower http://onthetudortrail.com/Blog/2011/10/18/anne-boleyn%E2%80%99s-arrival-at-the-tower-of-london/

The Queen's Stairs, Tower of London. From this interesting article about the arrival of Anne Boleyn at the Tower http://onthetudortrail.com/Blog/2011/10/18/anne-boleyn%E2%80%99s-arrival-at-the-tower-of-london/

The cell of Sir Thomas Moore at the Tower of London ~ I have seen it. A person who was locked there had to feel all shades of death's fear before the death came.

The cell of Sir Thomas Moore at the Tower of London ~ I have seen it. A person who was locked there had to feel all shades of death's fear before the death came.

Servants hall/dining room/kitchen (Genevieve walks in here sometimes when she wants to get away from the "princess life", she loves being in here but some of the servants don't like it)

Servants hall/dining room/kitchen (Genevieve walks in here sometimes when she wants to get away from the "princess life", she loves being in here but some of the servants don't like it)

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