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The Middleham Jewel: outstanding example of medieval craftsmanship found near the Middleham Castle in North Yorkshire - The back side of the Middleham Jewel showing the nativity of Jesus

Finger ring or posy ring; c. 1470

Finger ring or posy ring; 1470 by Unknown.

A915 Anonymous St Anthony 1400-1500 Finger-ring engraved gold The British Museum London, UK Inv. nr. SLRings.65

Anonymous St Anthony Finger-ring engraved gold The British Museum London, UK Inv.

Henry VIII, 1517, Coram Rege Rolls. National Archives Reference:  KB 27/1024.

Illuminated letter showing a young King Henry VIII on the throne. Notice the Tudor rose and crown at the top. Henry's sitting in the middle of the letter P, which is formed by branches.

This is the death mask of England's King Henry VII (the father of King Henry VIII), who was the first Tudor monarch and reigned from 1485 to 1509. It is said to be the finest death mask in existence. It's also unusual in that his eyes are open.

This is the funeral effigy of England's King Henry VII (the father of King Henry VIII), who was the first Tudor monarch and reigned from 1485 to It is said to be the finest death mask in existence. It's also unusual in that his eyes are open.

The Middleham Jewel, a fifteenth century gold diamond-shaped pendant with a blue sapphire at the top which was found on a bridle path near the Castle in 1985, by Ted Seaton. One side of the diamond shaped pendant is engraved with a representation of the Trinity and the other with a Latin inscription indicating that the pendant is a charm against epilepsy. It has been dated back to the fifteenth century to around the lifetime of Middleham Castle's most famous occupant, Richard III.

The Middleham Jewel, a fifteenth century gold diamond-shaped pendant with a blue…

The Middleham Jewel is a late 15th-cenutry diamond-shaped gold pendant made by the finest medieval goldsmiths in London. It was found in 1985 near the Midd

The Middleham Jewel is a late diamond-shaped gold pendant made by the finest medieval goldsmiths in London. It was found in 1985 near the Middleham Castle in North Yorkshire

A badge, probably from a militia company, c. 1450 - c. 1499. The Virgin as the Lady of Seven Sorrows (pierced by swords), with Saint James and Saint Christopher on the left and right edges.

A badge, probably from a militia company, c. 1450 - c. The Virgin as the Lady of Seven Sorrows (pierced by swords), with Saint James and Saint Christopher on the left and right edges.

Silver belt ornaments Venetian work, late 14th-15th century  (British Museum)

Silver belt ornaments Venetian work, late 14th-15th century (British Museum)

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