The Stewart Sapphire, which had been owned by the Royal House of Scotland for centuries, was also given to George III. The original owner of the sapphire was reputed to have been King Alexander II of Scotland, who had it set into his crown for his coronation in 1214. Edward I of England took the sapphire along with the Stone of Scone in 1296, during his invasion of Scotland. His grandson, King Edward III, later returned the jewel to his brother-in-law David II of Scotland.

pin 515
heart 47

Alexander I (Aleksandar I Karađorđević), also known as Alexander the Unifier (1888–1934) was a prince regent of Kingdom of Serbia & later a King of Yugoslavia from 1921–34. On Tuesday, 9 October 1934, he was arrived in Marseilles to start a state visit to France, to strengthen the two countries' alliance in the Little Entente. While Alexander was being driven in a car through the streets, a gunman stepped from the street & shot the King & the chauffeur with a semiautomatic pistol.

pin 26
heart 4
pin 106
heart 9
speech 1

Had this wisky in Scotland - absolutely amazing! Dalmore King Alexander III : Buy Online - The Whisky Exchange - To make this Dalmore King Alexander III, Master Distiller Richard Paterson has selected a range of differently-aged malts matured in a mixure of French wine casks, Madeira drums, Sherry butts, Mars...

pin 78
heart 13

QUEEN MARIE'S EMERALD TIARA A diamond and emerald kokoshnik tiara bought by King Alexander I of Yugoslavia for his wife, Queen Marija (Marie). Made by the jeweller Bolin. After the fall of the monarchy, it was later bought by Van Cleef & Arpels, who removed the emeralds and replaced them with paste

pin 31
heart 2

King Alexander of Greece and Denmark and Crown Prince Constantine II of Greece and Denmark. (by Greek Royalist, via Flickr)

pin 11

Great-grandchild of Christian IX - Alexander (1893 – 1920) was King of Greece from 11 June 1917 until his death from the effects of a monkey bite at the age of 27. The second son of King Constantine I, Alexander was born in the summer palace of Tatoi, on the outskirts of Athens. He succeeded his father in 1917, during World War I, after the Entente Powers & the followers of Eleftherios Venizelos pushed Constantine I & his eldest son Crown Prince George, into exile.

pin 14
heart 2

Have archaeologists discovered the grave of Alexander the Great? Experts find enormous marble tomb fit for a king under a massive mound in Greece Archaeologists have uncovered what could be the grave of Alexander the Great at a site near ancient Amphipolis, 370 miles north of Athens Site archaeologist Aikaterini Peristeri has voiced hopes of finding 'a significant individual or individuals' within

pin 367
heart 42

Renaissance crown jewels. Dream of luxury? Take a look at http://www.designyourownperfume.co.uk to create your own beautoful custom perfume at an affordable price.

pin 2.9k
heart 545
speech 3
Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas
Search