New Crown commissioned for reburial of Richard III

May 8, 2014

According to BBC News:

An ornate golden crown that will go onto the coffin of Richard III when he is re-buried is being displayed at Tewkesbury Abbey.

The crown was commissioned and paid for by the historian Dr John Ashdown-Hill who helped identify the king’s remains.

Amanda Thomas from Tewkesbury Abbey said: “It’s gold with sapphires, diamonds, garnets, studded with jewels, a lovely piece.”

Dr Ashdown-Hill will also be giving a talk about his work at the Abbey later.

The remains of the king were found buried in a Leicester car park, with DNA tests used to confirm the identity.

To read the entire article on BBC News, please click here.

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