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    • Chesha Cat Castellana

      The medieval Crown of Margaret of York made circa 1300AD. ? I had thought Margaret of York was Henry the VIII's older sister, which make it worn by her sometime in the 1400s, but either I'm mistaken or the crown was an heirloom. Got to hit the books!

    • Lori Thomas

      The crown of Princess Margaret of York - sister of Edward IV and wife of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. Made in c. 1461 this is one of only two English crowns from the medieval period that survive intact.

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