http://l.unomaha.edu/f9OLD2 After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre becomes the governess at Thornfield Hall where the dark, cold, abrupt master of the house holds a terrible secret. The second novel of Charlotte Bronte was an instant hit when it was published and has remained a favorite with readers and movie audiences alike-- with the most recent movie adaptation starring Mia Wasikowska and Judi Dench released in March.
Queen Elizabeth I’s Ring. Gold, mother-of-pearl, rubies, and enamel, c.1560. According to tradition this ring was dedicated to James I (James VI of Scotland) as evidence of the Queen’s death and given by him to 1st Earl of Home in 1603.