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Regalia, Robbers and Royal Corpses

£10.99

Product description

Very good like new condition with little to no wear. Internally clean and bright.

Anyone with even the vaguest interest in tradition will be fascinated, amused and in some cases shocked by the incredible facts disclosed here. Contents include: GEMS AND THEIR JOURNEYS the magical world of coronation jewels, the peacock throne, Koh-i-Nur, Star of Africa, Moon of the Mountains; their origins and travels; owners tortured to have them over; diamond dust used as poison. "STOP THEIF!" stories behind famous jewel thefts; the missing Irish regalia; Colonel Blood and the Crown Jewels; the gem found in the stomach of the slain messenger who had swallowed it when attacked this nation's treasures stolen by Westminster minks. CORPSES, COFFINS AND CONTENTS when royal coffins were opened centuries later, some contained no heads, others too many; crowns and jewels had been stolen. Why did Elizabeth I's corpse explode? Who stole Richard II's jawbone? Eastern tombs plundered : the craft of mummification.

Item details

Author(s):
Yeoman Warder and Geoffrey Abbott
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2002
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1861631316
ISBN-13:
9781861631312
Number of pages:
152
Publisher:
Capall Bann

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About this item

Very good like new condition with little to no wear. Internally clean and bright.

Anyone with even the vaguest interest in tradition will be fascinated, amused and in some cases shocked by the incredible facts disclosed here. Contents include: GEMS AND THEIR JOURNEYS the magical world of coronation jewels, the peacock throne, Koh-i-Nur, Star of Africa, Moon of the Mountains; their origins and travels; owners tortured to have them over; diamond dust used as poison. "STOP THEIF!" stories behind famous jewel thefts; the missing Irish regalia; Colonel Blood and the Crown Jewels; the gem found in the stomach of the slain messenger who had swallowed it when attacked this nation's treasures stolen by Westminster minks. CORPSES, COFFINS AND CONTENTS when royal coffins were opened centuries later, some contained no heads, others too many; crowns and jewels had been stolen. Why did Elizabeth I's corpse explode? Who stole Richard II's jawbone? Eastern tombs plundered : the craft of mummification.

Author(s):
Yeoman Warder and Geoffrey Abbott
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2002
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1861631316
ISBN-13:
9781861631312
Number of pages:
152
Publisher:
Capall Bann

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