The 1661 St Edward’s Crown — Refurbished, Recycled or Replaced?

  title={The 1661 St Edward’s Crown — Refurbished, Recycled or Replaced?},
  author={Andrew Barclay},
  journal={The Court Historian},
  pages={149 - 170}
Abstract Since the 1950’s two rival theories have existed to explain the origins of the present St Edward’s Crown. On the one hand, there is the traditional view that it was newly created for Charles II after the Restoration. On the other, there has been the revisionist theory promoted by Martin Holmes and H. D. W Sitwell. They claimed that the old St Edward’s Crown was not destroyed in 1649, that it was the crown worn by Oliver Cromwell’s funeral effigy in 1658 and that it then formed the… 
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