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British Crown Jewels Timeline

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  • 973
    First text description of the coronation of an English monarch, the crowning of King Edgar.
  • 25 Dec 1066
    William the Conqueror holds the first coronation at Westminster Abbey.
  • Oct 1216
    New regalia items are created for the coronation of Henry III of England.
  • Oct 1216
    King John of England loses some of the Crown Jewels while escaping rebels.
  • 1649
    The Parliamentarians destroy, dismantle or sell off the British Crown Jewels.
  • 1661
    New Crown Jewels are created for the coronation of Charles II with some of the pre-revolution regalia being found and reused.

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