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The Crown Jewels


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Table of Contents

1. Origins; 2. The Age of Magnificence; 3. Meltdown; 4. Monarchy Remade; 5. Splendours of the Table; 6. Crowns for Queens; 7. Fathers and Sons; 8. Economy and Empire; 9. The New Ceremonialism; 10.The Modern Age; Glossary; Bibliography;

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Celebrates the most remarkable assemblage of jewellery in the world still used in royal ceremony in a tradition going back over a millennium

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Anna Keay is Curatorial Director of English Heritage, and was formerly Assistant Curator of Historic Royal Palaces. She has provided historical commentary for broadcasts on royal events such as HM The Queen's Golden Jubilee and the State Opening of Parliament.


'An informative delight, but the clincher is almost 300 eye-smacking photographs of the world’s most complete collection of royal regalia' - Daily Express

'Important … For anyone with an interest in the jeweler’s craft, historic gemstones, the British monarchy and British history, 'The Crown Jewels' will be a delight' - Period Homes & Interiors

'The book is sumptuously illustrated, and Anna Keay tells her remarkable story with great skill' - The Literary Review

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