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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Imperial crown
Imperial State Crown - the crown manufactured for King George VI in 1937, and modelled on an earlier imperial crown from the reign of Queen Victoria, used by British monarchs at state ceremonies such as the State Opening of Parliament.
Imperial Crown of India - the Imperial Crown worn by King George V at the Delhi Durbar in 1911.
The consort crown of Empress Eugénie of France The Crown of Empress Eugénie was the consort crown of Eugénie de Montijo, the empress consort of Emperor Napoleon III of France.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Imperial-crown   (2187 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Consort crown
A consort crown is a crown worn by the Queen Consort of a kingdom for her coronation or on state occasions.
The Crown of Queen Adelaide was the consort crown of Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, wife and Queen consort of King William IV of the United Kingdom.
Crown of the Polish Kingdom, the territories of the Kingdom of Poland
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 Tower of London Tour: The Crown Jewels
This incomparable collection of crowns, orbs, swords, sceptres and other regalia, and gold and silver plate was refashioned in 1661 after parliament had ordered the original gold and precious metals to be melted down for coinage in 1649.
The Imperial State Crown worn by monarchs at their coronations is set with jewels of great antiquity and historical significance.
The Crown Jewels have in the past resided in both the White Tower and in the Martin Tower.
www.toweroflondontour.com /crnjewel.html   (393 words)

  
  English Monarchs - Kings and Queens of England - The Crown Jewels.
We know the appearance of the State Crown of Henry VII, which shared their fate, as it is depicted in some of the portraits Charles I, by Daniel Mytens and Van Dyck.
Henry's son, Henry V, wore this ruby in the crown he wore around his helmet at the Battle of Agincourt, a bejewelled gold fleuron was struck of this same crown during the battle and lost.
The ruby was similarly worn in the crown of Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.
www.englishmonarchs.co.uk /crown_jewels.htm   (1013 words)

  
 crown. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The crown as used in medieval and modern times is an elaboration of the diadem and is generally made of metal, often gold inlaid with precious gems.
The crown became thoroughly identified with the functions of monarchy, and the term crown is often used in a purely institutional sense, as in crown lands, crown colonies, and crown debt.
There are two crowns used by the British sovereigns: the crown of Edward the Confessor (a much-altered replica of the original crown) is used for the coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey, and the imperial state crown is worn on state occasions.
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 State crown - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In isolated cases, individual monarchs sometimes chose to use their state crown instead of the official coronation crown for the crowning, but those cases were exceptions rather than the norm.
The term state crown was particularly used in the Kingdom of England and its successor Kingdom of Great Britain to describe the crowns of Kings Charles II and George I that were worn on occasions such as the State Opening of Parliament.
Unless the state crown of King Charles, the state crown of King George was also used to crown him with, in preference to the heavier and older St.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/State_crown   (270 words)

  
 Imperial State Crown - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The current Imperial State Crown was manufactured for the coronation of King George VI in 1937.
The frames of the old Imperial State Crowns of among others Kings George I, George IV and Queen Victoria are kept in the Tower of London.
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.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/i/m/p/Imperial_State_Crown_0077.html   (521 words)

  
  Imperial Crown
Imperial State Crown - the crown manufactured for King George VI in 1937, and modelled on an earlier imperial crown from the reign of Queen Victoria, used by British monarchs at state ceremonies such as the State Opening of Parliament.
Imperial Crown of India - the Imperial Crown worn by King George V at the Delhi Durbar in 1911.
The Imperial Crown of Russia is the crown that was used to crown Tsars of Russia until the abolition of the monarchy in 1917.
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 CROWN,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Crowns have been worn since ancient times, some in the shape of a helmet, some in the form of a band or fillet around the brow, and some a combination of the two.
The imperial state crown, in diamonds and other gemstones, made for Victoria's coronation (1838), is worn by the monarch for the opening of Parliament and other state occasions.
Crowns are still worn by, or held over the heads of, both bride and bridegroom in Orthodox church weddings.
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 Imperial State Crown Information
The Crown is of a design similar to St Edward's Crown: it includes a base of four crosses pattee alternating with four fleurs-de-lis, above which are four half-arches surmounted by a cross.
The Cross atop the Crown is set with a stone known as St. Edward's Sapphire, a sapphire taken from the ring (or possibly coronet) of Edward the Confessor.
It is generally worn at the end of a coronation when the new monarch departs from Westminster Abbey and is not normally the actual crown used at the moment of coronation.
www.bookrags.com /Imperial_State_Crown   (530 words)

  
 Australia Post Stamps -- Coronation Golden Jubilee
Elizabeth swore the coronation oath whereby she undertook to rule according to law, to exercise justice with mercy and to maintain the Church of England.
The crown used in the coronation dates from 1660 when it was commissioned for the coronation of King Charles II.
At the front of the crown is the second ‘star of Africa’, cut from the famous Cullinan diamond.
www.auspost.com.au /philatelic/stamps/index.asp?link_id=2.685   (574 words)

  
 The Crown Jewels of England
Edward 's Crown; however, this is not as its name would imply the crown which was used at the coronation of Edward the Confessor, for that was seized and destroyed by the Roundheads.
Decorating the edges of the arches on the St. Edward 's Crown are rows of pearls, while large drop pearls hang from the cross-bar of the gold and gem-studded cross surmounting the orb on the top.
The Crown itself is very heavy-it weighs nearly 5 pounds-and for this reason it rests upon the head of the Sovereign for but a few moments at the coronation ceremony before being exchanged for the lighter Imperial Crown of State.
www.houstonjewelry.com /jewels2.html   (2245 words)

  
 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News
The Crown is of a design similar to St Edward's Crown: it includes a base of four crosses pattée alternating with four fleurs-de-lis, above which are four half-arches surmounted by a cross.
The current Imperial State Crown was manufactured for the coronation of King George VI in 1937 by the Crown Jewellers Garrard & Co.
The Imperial State Crown, except when in use at State Openings, together with the other Crown Jewels, may be found on display at Jewel House in the Tower of London.
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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 crown is decorated with four alternate crosses-patées and fleur-de-lys and inside the arches is the Cap of Estate, in purple velvet.
www.angelfire.com /realm2/coronation/crownjewels.html   (730 words)

  
 crown | English | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
The diadem or circlet worn by the king or monarch to signify their status, the Crown came to be imbued with a great deal of symbolic power, though the object itself was apparently worn seldom, mostly in court or for state occasions.
Crown also signifies the summit of attainment in initiation, spiritual sovereignty, or dignity or splendor, and is much used in those senses in both the Old and New Testaments, and was typically so employed in pagan initiatory rites.
The kings and pontiffs of modern times are the feeble imitators of former king-initiates, whose insignia comprised the crown, representative of the glory or buddhic splendor, which actually encircled the head of the initiate as a nimbus, as it does in the case of the yogi in samadhi and of the buddha.
www.babylon.com /definition/crown   (492 words)

  
 crownjewels
The Queen Mother also wore this crown at the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1955, however, when worn to this coronation, the arches were removed.
The Imperial State Crown is the most well-known of all of the Crown Jewels.
The crown was made in 1837 and is set with 3,737 stones, of which, 2,800 are diamonds.
library.thinkquest.org /J0113146/crownjewels.htm   (752 words)

  
 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News
An Imperial Crown is usually a crown used by a monarch on state occasions other than the coronation, when a special coronation crown is used.
Within the British constitution, The Crown is an abstract concept which represents the legal authority for the existence of the government, and, by acts of Parliament, the Crown is an imperial crown.
Throughout the Commonwealth Realms, The Crown is an abstract concept which represents the legal authority for the existence of any government.
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 The Crown Council of Ethiopia
His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I was born as Lij Tafari Makonnen on July 23, 1892, in the town of Ejarsa Gora in the Harage Province, some 18 miles outside the city of Harar, Ethiopia.
Crown Prince Asfa Wossen moved to London to begin his exile, and while still trying to recover from the effects of the stroke, he closely monitored events in Ethiopia, maintaining contact with resistance movements inside and just outside the country.
In 1993, Prince Ermias was invested, in exile, as the President of the Ethiopian Crown Council, the body which acts during an interregnum as the custodian of the Crown, and which, during the reign of an Emperor, acts as the principal advisory council to the Crown.
www.ethiopiancrown.org /emperors.htm   (3584 words)

  
 Random Works of the Web » Blog Archive » Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom
The George IV State Diadem was made in 1820 for the coronation of King George IV, and was worn during the coronation processions of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II.
The final new consort’s crown in the 20th century was manufactured for Queen Elizabeth, consort of crown King George VI, who along with her husband was crowned in 1937.
The Sword of State is the largest sword in the collection, and is borne in front of the Monarch by the Lord Great Chamberlain both at the coronation and at the State Opening of Parliament.
random.dragonslife.org /crown-jewels-of-the-united-kingdom/5081   (1599 words)

  
 destinations-uk.com
The current imperial State Crown was created in 1937 for the coronation of George VI and is almost exactly the same as its predecessor - Queen Victoria's State Crown of 1838.
The Sovereign has traditionally had a separate state crown for parliamentary use since 1661 when a new state crown was produced for Charles II to replace crowns melted down under the Commonwealth.
Within the Maltese Cross on top of the crown is a sapphire allegedly taken from a ring found on the finger of Edward the Confessor when he was re-uninterred in Westminster Abbey by Henry II in 1163.
www.destinations-uk.com /articles.php?link=articles&country=england&id=55   (468 words)

  
 Crowns - FUTEF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Papal Coronation is a ceremony in which a new pope is crowned as head of the Roman Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City (and before 1870, head of state of the Papal States).
The Crown of St. Stephen (Hungarian: Szent Korona), also known as the Holy Crown of Hungary, was used to crown Hungarian kings from the 13th century onward.
The Crown was bound to the Lands of the Crown of St. Stephen.
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 crown — FactMonster.com
Crowns are also worn by the consorts and families of sovereigns.
The triple crown of the popes, known as a tiara, dates from the 14th cent.
Regardless of their actual shape, crowns are usually represented in heraldry as closed at the top by four arched bars called diadems and surmounted by a globe and a cross.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/society/A0814141.html   (314 words)

  
 Mandy's British Royalty - Crown Jewels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
These Crown Jewels are part of the national heritage of England and held by The Queen as Sovereign.
This is also the crown that is usually seen on the newly anointed Monarch's head out on the balcony to greet his/her subjects.
She wore it at her coronation alongside her husband, George VI, and when her daughter was crowned Elizabeth II in 1953, she wore it without the arches.
www.mandysroyalty.org /CrownJewels.html   (637 words)

  
 IATWM October 2003: England's Crown Jewels
The actual crown jewels are usually on display at the Tower of London, in England.
Charles II, crowned King in 1661 after the end of Cromwell's era, had a full regalia including the spoon that was returned to him by it's purchaser.
Currently the Koh-i-Noor diamond is in the crown designed for the late Queen Mother for the Coronation of her husband, King George VI The stone has an interesting history before entering into the Crown Jewel Collection.
www.iatwm.com /200310/CrownJewels   (2045 words)

  
 Crown & Cyphers on British Uniform Buttons
This isn't strictly Victoria's crown because it was used by most of the monarchs before her, but it is associated with her more than anybody else.
Prince Albert was a German, and this crown is the crown of the Dukes of the House of Hanover, of which he was a member, as were the British Royal family.
This is the crown of the Royal Navy, and is worn because the Queen's Regiment fought as marines in a naval battle.
www.worldcollectorsnet.com /magazine/issue20/iss20p2.html   (1079 words)

  
 The British Monarchy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Imperial State Crown: originally made for Queen Victoria's coronation in 1838, it contains the Second Star of Africa (part of the Cullinan Diamond, the largest ever recorded).
Crown of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother: the only crown mounted in platinum, it was created for Queen Elizabeth when she was crowned Queen Consort in 1937.
Imperial Crown of India: made in 1911 for George V to be crowned King Emperor at the Delhi Durbar as the crowns of England cannot leave the country.
www.colinburns.com /di/www.royal.gov.uk/faq/crowns.htm   (298 words)

  
 Crowns & Cyphers as used on badges & medals
Crown land in Australia for example is owned by the Commonwealth of Australia NOT the UK and not the Sovereign.
In 1870 Queen Victoria, finding the Imperial State Crown too heavy, designed and commissioned this delightful small crown to be made, using some of the diamonds from her own collection - mainly from a large necklace.
The naval crown (made up of alternate sterns and topsails) can be traced back to the Romans when a crown ornamented with a design of the 'rostra' or beak heads was awarded for bravery and was known as the 'Rostral Crown'.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-badges/crowns.htm   (2415 words)

  
 The Cullinan Diamonds
It was amoung the Crown Jewels of Charles II.
The sapphire in the center of the cross on the top of the crown is St. Edward's Sapphire, (believed to have belonged to Edward the Confessor), and the four large drop-shaped pearls are said to have been Elizabeth I's earrings.
The Black Prince's Ruby on the front of the Imperial State Crown, a name which is misleading because the stone is actually a red spinel weighing about 170 carats.
famousdiamonds.tripod.com /cullinandiamonds.html   (1139 words)

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