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The making of Henry VIII's Crown

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See how Henry VIII's magnificent Imperial Crown was re-created for display at Hampton Court Palace from 27 October 2012. Destroyed after the English Civil War, it has been painstakingly re-created by independent charity Historic Royal Palaces and the Crown Jeweller's master craftsmen using new research and historic records and paintings. This glittering symbol of Henry's legacy will be displayed in the Royal Pew at Hampton Court Palace, allowing visitors to enjoy access to the balcony for the first time in seven years.
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Andrew Shelby (12 hours ago)
It would not have been completely round and stuck off his temples like that. The crown shown looks horribly uncomfortable and would be cutting into the skin where it makes contact with the skull and forehead.
Juan Vélez (1 month ago)
1:23-1:26 "Hampton Court was created by the Tudors as a place of royal ceremony." Hampton Court Palace was in fact created by Thomas Cardinal Wolsey, Henry's Lord Chancellor -- and extorted from Wolsey by Henry upon the former's fall from grace.
Caligula Longhbottom (3 months ago)
Wait? I thought they still had St Edward's Crown until the civil war? So why would Charles I be painted with Henry VIII's crown?
Jade Welch (4 months ago)
It’s a shame that all of the original royal crowns/tiaras/jewellery was melted down along with every scrap of royal regalia Cromwell's government could lay its hands on. Except for only one 12th-century spoon escaped the melting pot. Because I would have loved to have seen what the Saxon/Norman/Plantagenet/Tudor royal crowns, tiaras, jewellery etc looked like. But what’s worse is we had the civil war, got rid of the royals, melted the jewellery... Then we got a “Lord Protector” (I believe that was his title, not 100% sure!) who acted EXACTLY like a king, without that title! Then brought them back and lost all those royal crowns, tiaras, jewellery etc for absolutely nothing lol.
Richard B. Roberts (4 months ago)
What is more of a loss is all the monasteries that this king had destroyed forever and the castles that Cromwell had knocked down
Maria (6 months ago)
What happened to this crown?
yooringonghan (2 months ago)
Melted by Cromwell since he was short of cash. Like what the Bolshevists did to the Romanov jewels.
Lancelot HipHop (7 months ago)
It's a lovely recreation. It's a shame the real one was destroyed.
Lancelot HipHop (7 months ago)
What's the music playing at 2:06 ?
TheQuiet Friary (6 months ago)
It is "Complete Music of Henry VIII" by Sirinu. The Track you heard was: Though Sum Saith That Yough Rulyth me - you can find it on Itunes
3122tan (7 months ago)
Fool Official if you notice at the end credits, a piece written by Henry himself was used in this video. I'm not sure, but it could very well be Henry's song that you are referring to. He wrote a few apparently and I have no idea if he was any good. I think Greensleeves has never been proven as his although everyone believes it to be.
Dave Whiteside (9 months ago)
Very informative. Could do without the high volume choir.
KeepItSimple (30 days ago)
the music SUCKS
Michael Guajardo Actor (9 months ago)
Why do some images of the recreation have the struts and diadem extending from the Fleur-de-lis and some images where they extend from the crosses?
Mezamizuga (1 year ago)
I don't suppose they would have any plastic recreations such as this for Halloween costumes?
The Jesus System (1 year ago)
0:25 such beauty "WOW"!
Emily Mayer (1 year ago)
Wonderful video. I wonder if they had to altered the original when Henry went from fit to fat.
Adrian D (11 months ago)
Emily Mayer, I don't imagine his head would change much, not the top of it anyway. Lol ;o)
Zoe Emiko (1 year ago)
The audio is horribly out of sync with the video.
Javier Barrientos (1 year ago)
Monarchies to the guillotine
Gordon Smith (1 year ago)
+Javier Barriento NB: Every one of the European monarchies is a multi-party, parliamentary democracy. Note: Every one of the major European republics has been a dictatorship within the past century. Constitutional kings/queens block the route to absolute power.
3636Clarence (2 years ago)
Wondering if the jewels were repurposed..
madisonelectronic (2 years ago)
+3636Clarence probably repocketed. hahahaha
iomoon (2 years ago)
I wish they had made it out of lab created cabochons. Those stones are hideous.
Adrian D (11 months ago)
iomoon They are, aren't they? I was thinking the same thing. I was also thinking how ugly jewels look when they're rounded out like that. Giving them geometric cuts just gives them so much more complexity, sparkle, and depth. Cheers Edit: I guess that's exactly what you said as well haha. I did not know the meaning of the word "cabochon", but apparently it means "polished but not faceted." Don't I look silly ;D :o)
iomoon (1 year ago)
Looks like someone has not studied lapidary history...
Erin Walsh (1 year ago)
his crown doesn't exist!!  There weren't  cuts for jewels back in the 1500's like now!!!  his crown replica is fake
Nellie Korecki (2 years ago)
A beautiful crown!
Cherry Rivera (2 years ago)
there royals where do u think they have there money?
Adrian D (11 months ago)
They're* royals..... their* money..... how is that so hard for people? hmm.
ds1868 (1 year ago)
'Their' NOT 'there'.
Neil Follett (1 year ago)
To have used "there" twice, incorrectly, in one sentence is some achievement. Well done Sir!
aine71 (3 years ago)
Where did they get their money from?
Caligula Longhbottom (3 months ago)
they got the money from charging people to visit the palaces.Historic Royal Palaces isn't the same as the Royal Family. The royals never use Hampton Court, etc. It makes its own money so likely this had zero to do with taxpayer money.
Bryan Cheong (3 months ago)
the Crown, fittingly.
ds1868 (1 year ago)
The Bill of Rights Act (1689) is the specific legislation you are referring to. The constitutional position was not resolved in 1688, it was finally resolved in 1689 with the deposition of King James II and VII, and the aforementioned legislation. This period of English and Scottish history is commonly referred to by historians as the 'Glorious Revolution'.
Gordon Smith (1 year ago)
+aine71 where did they get their money from? The same place your president gets his money today ..................... from taxes. NB: Every piece of the British Crown Jewels belongs to the British State - ie none of it is the personal property of the king or queen. The British monarchy has been "constitutional" since 1688 when "absolutism" was abolished. It took a revolution for the French almost 100 years to abolish absolutism.
gazebo46 (3 years ago)
Nice recreation! Too bad the original is gone though.
Black Sun (3 months ago)
The original gold is actually part of the base of St Edwards Crown made for Charles 11. It was saved .
Marco Plo (3 years ago)
it is gaudy. like a pretty pretty princess dinky crown you get at the dollar store. Sorry. I despise pink rubies in cabochon. they look cheap & fake. I suppose for the times though....it was fabulous. Nothing can beat the current English Royal Crown.
Nathan Davis (10 months ago)
given a few centuries to develop a patina im sure it would be stunningly beautiful
Carlos Álvarez (3 years ago)
i want that crown
madisonelectronic (3 years ago)
another reason to hate ollie cromwell, that asshole.
Isengard (4 months ago)
Skorpio "I love them" Yeah, so much so that they deserve what happened to them, right? True love, huh?
Skorpio (1 year ago)
Not really. They are all dead. I LOVE them. What I HATE are some of the legacies that they unleashed upon the world.
C. Anon (1 year ago)
that is hate speech
Skorpio (1 year ago)
Cromwell, Mary Queen of Scots, Abraham Lincoln. 3 people who got what they deserved. LoL
Olivia Swann (2 years ago)
Agreed. Ugly, too. Charles II was so handsome with his romantic hair ☺
outrider30 (3 years ago)
Thanks for uploading this. I'd like to see an entire documentary on this particular crown.
David Najor (3 years ago)
If it's solid gold, as opposed to gold leaf, then it would have been very heavy. Maybe that is what he meant when he spoke of lifting the heavy burden from his head.   Poor joke, I know. 
Patrick3183 (4 years ago)
I wanna see the queen wear this. It's made of real gold and stones why not make it a legit crown?
ds1868 (1 year ago)
The Acts of Union (1707) created the Kingdom of Great Britain, not the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland came into existence with the Act of Union (signed in 1800 but effective from 1st January 1801) when Ireland joined under one parliament, at the newly designated Imperial Parliament of Westminster. So the full titles were: the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland 1707-1800, with Ireland still a separate Kingdom with its own Parliament and its own flag (with the British flag not including the Irish saltire); and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 1801 (with the Union Flag including the Irish saltire, the design remaining the same to the present day).
Gordon Smith (1 year ago)
+Patrick3183 the reason the queen wouldn't be wearing the Tudor crown (even if it had survived) is because the Kingdom of England ceased to exist in 1707 when it was united with the Kingdom of Scotland to form the United Kingdom. The Queen wears the Imperial State Crown on ceremonial occasions
celticecho77 (4 years ago)
It was. He "gifted" it to Henry.
Jory Adamson (4 years ago)
I was always under the impression that Hampton Court Palace was orginally created for Cardinal Wolsey...
Gordon Smith (1 year ago)
+Jory Adamson You're right, Cardinal Wolsey was the builder of Hampton Court Palace but he made the mistake of 'out doing' the king. Seeing his error he 'gave' the palace to Henry. As Cardinal Archbishop of York, Wolsey also had a palace called York Place. This was also confiscated by Henry VIII - and eventually became Whitehall Palace**. Whitehall Palace was destroyed by fire. Today, Whitehall is the site of Government Offices. **A piece of the palace, The Banqueting House (1622), has survived: It was from a window of this building that Charles I stepped out onto the scaffold on the 30th January 1649. A commemorative service is held every year in the Banqueting House. The oldest surviving royal equestrian bronze statue (Charles I) stands at the junction of Whitehall and Trafalgar Square. After the execution of King Charles, Parliament ordered its destruction. It was purchased by a royalist who hid it during the Commonwealth Republic and presented it to the returning king, Charles II at the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660.
Steinar Gasen (5 years ago)
cause Iphone is crappy!:-)
Butter Pecan Rican (5 years ago)
This video is very interesting! But the singing .. seriously annoying!
scenicoreo1 (5 years ago)
Why is the video so crappy on iPhone!?
MsCristalicious (5 years ago)
thank you !!

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