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Crown Jewels, The   -  Discontinued

Crown Jewels, The

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100 min.
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A & E Entertainment
For more than 900 years, English monarchs have been crowned in Westminster Abbey. This ancient and sacred ceremony involves a wealth of symbolic regalia priceless treasures of gold, richly decorated with precious stones. Featuring unique color footage of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953, THE CROWN JEWELS is the enthralling history of the most famous and important collection of jewelry in the world, the priceless symbols of the oldest monarchy on earth. Join Crown Jeweler David Thomas the only person aside from the queen allowed access to the treasures for an engrossing, behind-the-scenes tour of the collection. Get an up-close look at some of the most lavish and valuable pieces ever created, from the five pound Crown of St. Edwards, used at the moment of Coronation, to the Koh-I-Noor diamond, which supposedly comes with a curse. And dramatic re-enactments relive some of the fascinating events in the long history of the jewels, including Colonel Blood's attempt to steal them in 1671. From Cromwell's destruction of the old regalia in 1649 to the fabulous stories behind treasures like the Star of India, THE CROWN JEWELS is a unique look at the rich tableaux that is England's royal past.

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