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Henry II, first Plantaganet King of England, was crowned at Westminster Abbey, London, on this day 19th December 1154

Henry II, first Plantaganet King of England, was crowned at Westminster Abbey, London, on this day 19th December 1154

Richard II, the son of Edward III's eldest son, Edward, Prince of Wales, the Black Prince and his wife, Joan, Countess of Kent. The Black Prince predeceased Edward III, dying of a mysterious illness in June, 1376. He had obtained a promise from his father that Richard should succeed him. After his grandfather's death, the ten year old Richard was duly crowned at Westminster Abbey on 16 July, 1377.

Richard II, the son of Edward III's eldest son, Edward, Prince of Wales, the Black Prince and his wife, Joan, Countess of Kent. The Black Prince predeceased Edward III, dying of a mysterious illness in June, 1376. He had obtained a promise from his father that Richard should succeed him. After his grandfather's death, the ten year old Richard was duly crowned at Westminster Abbey on 16 July, 1377.

Crown, early 19th century, gold, diamonds, 8 sapphires, a zircon and 8 quartzes. Donated by Queen Maria Theresa, a consort of King Vittorio Emanuele I di Savoia in 1820

Crown, early 19th century, gold, diamonds, 8 sapphires, a zircon and 8 quartzes. Donated by Queen Maria Theresa, a consort of King Vittorio Emanuele I di Savoia in 1820

Crown of Castille and Leon.    Worn by Sancho IV the Brave (12 May 1258 – 25 April 1295) was the King of Castile, León and Galicia from 1284 to his death. He was the second son of Alfonso X and Yolanda, daughter of James I of Aragon.

Crown of Castille and Leon. Worn by Sancho IV the Brave (12 May 1258 – 25 April 1295) was the King of Castile, León and Galicia from 1284 to his death. He was the second son of Alfonso X and Yolanda, daughter of James I of Aragon.

Richard II (6 January 1367 – ca. 14 February 1400) was King of England from 1377 until he was deposed in 1399. Richard, a son of Edward, the Black Prince

Richard II (6 January 1367 – ca. 14 February 1400) was King of England from 1377 until he was deposed in 1399. Richard, a son of Edward, the Black Prince

Reliquary Crown with thorns from the crown of Christ 1219AD. Æ 20,7 cm. H. 3.3 cm & 7.5 cm Treasury of Namur Cathedral, formerly treasury of St. Aubin, Inv. n° 4   The Crown consists of eight pieces set with precious stones, connected by hinges and set with fleurs-de-lys. The thorns are in little containers. This crown is West-European in style and was probably made in the region of the Meuse.

Reliquary Crown with thorns from the crown of Christ 1219AD. Æ 20,7 cm. H. 3.3 cm & 7.5 cm Treasury of Namur Cathedral, formerly treasury of St. Aubin, Inv. n° 4 The Crown consists of eight pieces set with precious stones, connected by hinges and set with fleurs-de-lys. The thorns are in little containers. This crown is West-European in style and was probably made in the region of the Meuse.