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  Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Queen Elizabeth II opted to use a stylised representation of this crown in images of the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom.
Surmounting the orb is a jewelled Cross representing the Sovereign's role as Defender of the Faith.
Its jewels are in the shapes of the floral symbols of the United Kingdom: the rose for England, the thistle for Scotland, and the shamrock for Ireland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crown_Jewels_of_the_United_Kingdom   (1573 words)

  
 Imperial Crown of India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Imperial Crown of India is a part of the British Crown Jewels.
The need for the new crown lay in the fact that the crown jewels themselves are forbidden to leave the United Kingdom by law.
It is the only Crown of a British Sovereign with eight half arches, in the manner of Continental European crown jewels, departing from the British tradition of the Crown having four half arches.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Imperial_Crown_of_India   (293 words)

  
 The Monarchy Today > Symbols > The Crown Jewels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Crown Jewels which are used today in Coronations and other ceremonial events in the United Kingdom are the regalia which have been used by English kings and queens since 1660 or earlier.
The Crown Jewels are part of the national heritage and held by The Queen as Sovereign.
The Jewel House of 1842 enabled visitors to view the jewels in a glass cage in the middle of the room, but security was inadequate and a new Jewel House was opened in 1868 in a different part of the Tower of London, where the jewels remained for a hundred years.
www.royal.gov.uk /output/Page450.asp   (1121 words)

  
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The Crown Jewels, which are used today in Coronations and other ceremonial events in the United Kingdom, are the regalia that have been used by English kings and queens since 1660 or earlier.
The Jewelled Sword of State is the one presented to the sovereign during the ritual.
The hilt and scabbard are in gold set with jewels and in the scabbard the jewels form the Rose, the Thistle and the Shamrock, the national symbols of England, Scotland and Ireland, respectively.
www.angelfire.com /realm2/coronation/crownjewels.html   (730 words)

  
 United Kingdom: Crowns on Flags
Prior to the accession of Edward VII (1902), the iconographic Crown was unregulated.
A crown that appears to be a cross between these two was used on the 1870 flags of Newfoundland.
This is the official state crown for Scotland and would replace the St Edward's crown on any peculiarly Scottish flag, or flag created under the authority of the Scottish Executive, such as the Scottish Fisheries, or a Scottish constabulary.
www.allstates-flag.com /fotw/flags/gb-crown.html   (2880 words)

  
 Crown -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Crown, a term used to separate the government authority and property of the government from the personal influence and private assets held by the current Monarch of a kingdom.
Crown of the Polish Kingdom, the territories of the Kingdom of Poland
Crowning, the act of shooting an opponent in the back of the head with a shotgun in first-person shooters, considered a grave humiliation
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Crown   (547 words)

  
 EnglandExplo2 10:2000 Explorer
The oil and gas business continues to be among the crown jewels of the United Kingdom's economy, sustaining an impressive performance for over three decades -- and through innovative approaches, officials mean to keep it that way.
The United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association has conservatively estimated that there will be a sustained aggregate of 11 to 15 new field developments in the UK offshore yearly through at least 2020.
The United Kingdom is currently considering its 19th offshore licensing round, which aims to include the newly designated, highly attractive White Zone between the Shetland and Faroes Islands -- the subject of an extensive environmental survey.
www.aapg.org /explorer/2000/10oct/england_explo2.cfm   (1707 words)

  
 British Crown Jewels - Black Prince's Ruby - Imperial State Crown - Famous Jewels & Gems Series - 1Earth Jewelry ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Imperial State Crown is 12.4 inches (31.5cm) in height, weighs 0.91kg (over 2lbs) and is set with over 3,000 precious stones including the 317.40 carat Cullinan II Diamond, the 104 carat Stuart Sapphire and the 170 carat Black Prince's Ruby.
Richard was killed and the Crown, which had been hastily, but ineffectually hidden in a hawthorn bush, was retrieved and used to crown on the spot the first of the Tudors-Henry VII.
The Imperial State Crown, except when in use at State Openings, and the other Crown Jewels, may be found on display at Jewel House in the Tower of London.
www.1earth.com.au /jewelry/crownjewels/british04.html   (1160 words)

  
 Gold Panning Courses
During the reign of King James V, gold from the Crawfurd Muir was incorporated in the new crowns for the King and Queen.
The Honours of Scotland are the oldest Crown Jewels in the United Kingdom and among the oldest in Christendom.
Crown, Sword and Sceptre epitomise the ancient realm of Scotland with all its history of promise, failures and triumphs.
www.leadminingmuseum.co.uk /Gold_Panning.htm   (582 words)

  
 Booklet > The United States and Britain in Bible Prophecy > Advocates of British-Israelism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The prosperity of Britain and the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries fueled the popular belief that the British and American peoples are in fact the descendants of the lost 10 tribes.
In the United States, where the idea of "manifest destiny"—the belief that it was the nation's destiny to expand from shore to shore—was already firmly entrenched, advocates of British-Israelism promoted the biblical explanation for the nation's unexplained growth and prosperity.
John Cox Gawler (1830-1882) was the keeper of the British crown jewels.
www.ucg.org /booklets/US/britishisraelism.htm   (723 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search View - London (England)
The jewel in this cultural crown is the British Museum, with 4 km (2.5 mi) of galleries and more than 4 million exhibits.
The unemployment rate in London in 1996 was 10%, compared to the national unemployment average of about 7% for the United Kingdom.
William the Conqueror, who had himself crowned William I of England, built a great tower “against the fickleness of the vast and fierce population.” The original portion, the 27-m (90-ft) stone White Tower, was whitewashed to intensify its dramatic appearance.
encarta.msn.com /text_761574117__1/London_(England).html   (7720 words)

  
 India Overland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
India was often referred to as the "Jewel in the Crown".
Literally, one of the world's largest diamonds, the Koh-i-Noor, was found in India, and is currently a part of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom; figuratively, India was the most valuable country that the British ruled until its independence in 1947.
After this point, the Company functioned as a regularised subsidiary of the Crown, with greater answerability for its actions and reached a stable stage of expansion and consolidation.
www.indiaoverland.biz /overland/info/eic.html   (3133 words)

  
 Globus cruciger & Sovereign's Orb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Sovereign's Orb is a type of regalia known as a globus cruciger and is one of the British Crown Jewels.
At the end of the ceremony, the Monarch holds the Orb in the left hand, the Sceptre with the Cross in the right hand, and wears the Imperial State Crown as he or she leaves Westminster Abbey.
It is a symbol of heavenly understanding, and of the pioneer in thought and action on the philosophical, religious, spiritual and material planes.
www.red-ice.net /winterwonderland/globuscrucigersovereignorb.html   (332 words)

  
 EngExplo 09:2000 Explorer
Technology is the watchword of the day for the United Kingdom oil and gas industry.
The oil and gas business has been one of the crown jewels of the United Kingdom's economy for years, sustaining an impressive performance for over three decades - and through innovative approaches, officials mean to keep it that way.
LIFT is supported by the United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association and DTI, and is operated on their behalf by Schlumberger Geoquest.
www.aapg.org /explorer/2000/09sep/england_exploration.cfm   (1415 words)

  
 Jewels - ESL Resources
Crowns and treasures associated with the British Monarchy
The Crown Jewels in the Tower of London
Crown of the Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother) :
www.ac-nancy-metz.fr /enseign/anglais/Henry/jewels.htm   (445 words)

  
 A strategic plan to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics
The cost of antibiotic resistance in the United States is substantial, but it is difficult to estimate with precision.
One investigator estimated that the cost is between $100 million and $30 billion annually (the wide range arises primarily from different values assigned to the value of a human life).
A number of health organizations in the United States and around the world have recognized the problem of antibiotic resistance and have proposed recommendations to combat it.
www.cspinet.org /reports/abiotic.htm   (7095 words)

  
 Search Results for crown - Encyclopædia Britannica
The technique of crown glass remained standard from the earliest times: a bubble of glass, blown into a pear shape and...
Illustrated essay on the discovery of a spurious gold crown by Greek mathematician and scientist Archimedes.
Resource on properties of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom.
www.britannica.com /search?query=crown&submit=Find&source=MWTAB   (479 words)

  
 diamond jewelers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
See live article   Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom In the United Kingdom, the Crown Jewels are the regalia used in the coronationss of...
However, the Crown Jewels predate this set; another group of Crown Jewels, for instance, was destroyed by King John near...
There exist various Crowns in the collection of Crown Jewels, some of which are used by every...
www.byglrb.com /jewelry/diamond+jewelers   (653 words)

  
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Organisers of events, and the sporting associations which administer many sports in the United Kingdom, have benefited enormously from the increased money being paid for broadcasting rights, generated in part by bruising rivalry between the channels.
The listed events are known as the Crown Jewels not only because of their national importance, but also because terrestrial broadcasters regard them as sacred, their loss to pay television being tantamount to surrender to the barbarians.
In the United States there are no restrictions on broadcasters, including pay television broadcasters, from obtaining exclusive rights to broadcast sporting events.
www.simkins.co.uk /articles/article131.aspx   (2897 words)

  
 Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
The Crown of the Andes, a religious crown not designed for human attire is valued at between $3-$5 million.
When the United States Congress requested a report from Spain in 1794 on the sum due for payment, even the King could not evaluate the amount since this aid had passed through so many hands before it reached its final destination, the Second Continental Congress and General Washington's army.
The development of the United States is filled with stories of land being lost at the end of a gun or won with a wedding band.
www.somosprimos.com /heritage.htm   (13841 words)

  
 Customer Profile: Ordnance Survey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
We store the 'crown jewels' of the United Kingdom's location-based infrastructure information--roads, railways, houses, offices, utility networks, lakes--the gamut.
Ordnance Survey is the United Kingdom's national mapping agency, generating more than US$150 billion for the government in the United Kingdom every year.
Founded in 1791, and now the world's leading map-maker, Ordnance Survey is a dynamic business at the forefront of the e-business revolution, producing computer data products and paper maps for business, leisure, administrative, and educational use.
www.oracle.com /pls/cis/Profiles.print_html?p_profile_id=100334   (1269 words)

  
 A United Kingdom and Ireland Trip
The crown wanted good, loyal, hard-working people to move onto this land it had claimed from O'Neill.
It taught that religion was outdated and that the Catholic versus Protestant animosity was ridiculous.
In 1798 this effort led to the bloodiest rebellion in Irish history with deaths estimated to be 30,000 to 50,000.
user.icx.net /~bwilson/elder/ukidiary/ukitrp.htm   (23127 words)

  
 jewelry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Honours of Scotland, Scottish Crown Jewels, earrings and necklace $28.70 EACH
Oldest crown jewels in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Exclusively designed and wrought in Scotland with the approval of Historic Scotland, Custodians of the Crown Jewels.
www.celticbagpipes.com /jewelry.htm   (182 words)

  
 The Imperial Crown of India - Famous Jewels & Gems Series - 1Earth Jewelry and Appraisals Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It was created for George V of the United Kingdom to wear at the Delhi Durbar in 1911.
The need for the new crown lay in the fact that the crown jewels themselves are forbidden to leave England by law.
The crown has not been worn by any Sovereign since then.
www.1earth.com.au /jewelry/crownjewels/crown_jewels14.html   (270 words)

  
 Lone Locust Travel Adventures
We walked into town and toured the castle, which is enormous.
The castle holds a lot of the history of Scotland, including the Honors, which were Scotland's crown jewels until they united with England to form the United Kingdom.
A long-standing tradition at Edinburgh castle is the 1:00PM cannon, which can be heard all over the city.
travel.lonelocust.com /uk1/ukday08.htm   (358 words)

  
 London, United Kingdom
The various "villages" of London reflect in their diversity the full spectrum of the city's residents.
Today the Beefeaters are more friendly and you can view the fabulous Crown Jewels.
Finding London to be the most impressive city of his newly acquired kingdom, he stayed there and was crowned at Westminster Abbey.
worldfacts.us /UK-London.htm   (2064 words)

  
 Timeline 1811-1820
Known as the Battle of the Thames in the United States, the U.S. victory over British and Indian forces near Ontario at the village of Moraviantown on the Thames River is know in Canada as the Battle of Moraviantown.
It was guessed to have been cut from the 112 carat Blue Diamond of the crown jewels.
A crown over the initials CM in a shield with 18 on one side and 14 on the other was used from 1950-1963.
www.timelines.ws /1811_1820.HTML   (15188 words)

  
 World Tourist Attraction Index
Jewel Cave National Monument South Dakota, United States
Jewel Evans Grist Mill Bidwell, Ohio, United States
Jewels of the Humid Tropics Museum Santo Domingo de Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
www.planetware.com /index/762.htm   (196 words)

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