Wednesday, 23 February 2011

The Crown Jewels of England...

Imperial State Crown

Crown of Queen Mary of Modena

Imperial Crown of India

Prince of Wales' Crown

St. Edwards Crown
These wonderful illustrations are from The Crown Jewels of England by Sir George John Younghusband and Cyril Davenport, which was published in 1919. I love the colours, opulence and masculine softness. They have got me in the mood for some Royal research, so watch this space.
All images © PoodlesRock/Corbis