|General Description||The collective term Crown Jewels denotes the regalia and vestments worn by the sovereign of the United Kingdom during the coronation ceremony and at other state functions. The Crown Jewels have been kept at the Tower of London since 1303 after they were stolen from Westminster Abbey. It is thought that most, if not all, were recovered shortly afterwards. After the coronation of Charles II, they were locked away and shown for a viewing fee paid to a custodian. However, this arrangement ended when Colonel Thomas Blood attempted to steal the Crown Jewels after having bound and gagged the custodian. Thereafter, the Crown Jewels were kept in a part of the Tower known as Jewel House, where armed guards defend them.|
|Front Description||THE CROWN JEWELS
St. Edward's Crown with which the Sovereign is crowned, the Imperial State Crown, Ampulla and twelfth century Anointing Spoon, Sceptre with Cross, Sceptre with Dove, Sovereign's Orb, Armills of Queen Elizabeth II, St. George's Spurs, Coronation Ring, Gold Chalice and Paten and the Jewelled State Sword.
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