October 28, 2006

Scottish Crown Jewels

The Honours of Scotland, or our Crown Jewels are on display at Edinburgh Castle. The honours consist of the Crown, the Sword and the Sceptre. The crown was made in 1540 from gold melted down from the previous one. The sword was a gift from Pope Julius II to King James IV in 1507. The sceptre, made in 1494, was gifted to King James IV by Pope Alexander VI.

1 comment:

Curly said...

Nice picture Grant, I remember many visits to the castle!

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