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Background imageSceptre Collection: The Ghost Story by Alfred Bestall

The Ghost Story by Alfred Bestall
A family sit in the dark by a blazing fire, rigid with fear while listening to a ghost story told by an aged relative. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to them, the sceptre of a medieval knight

Background imageSceptre Collection: Selassie Crowned / 1930

Selassie Crowned / 1930
The newly crowned emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, accompanied by his youngest son, carries the orb and sceptre after the coronation ceremony in Addis Ababa

Background imageSceptre Collection: Russian Imperial Eagle

Russian Imperial Eagle
The Russian Imperial two- headed eagle surrounded by heraldic devices of the provinces of Imperial Russia

Background imageSceptre Collection: Humber Sceptre

Humber Sceptre
The Humber Spectre is a popular model which will pass through a number of modifications : this is the original Mark One, elegantly posed outside a gracious home

Background imageSceptre Collection: Royal crowns and sceptre

Royal crowns and sceptre
Symbols of imperial Majesty: St Edwards Crown, with 444 precious stones, remains one of the senior Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, being the official coronation crown

Background imageSceptre Collection: The Coronation Regalia of Britain

The Coronation Regalia of Britain
The various pieces of regalia used during the Coronation ceremonies of British Kings and Queens. 1. St. Edwards Crown, 2. The Imperial State Crown, 3. Prince of Wales coronet, 4

Background imageSceptre Collection: Saint Michael Arcangel. Byzantine icon. XIV century. Greece

Saint Michael Arcangel. Byzantine icon. XIV century. Greece
BYZANTINE ART. GREECE. ICON with Saint Michael Archangel by workshop Constantinople. Dated at XIV century. Byzantine Museum. Athens

Background imageSceptre Collection: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen passing through Westminster Abbey wearing St Edwards crown and carrying the orb and sceptre. Date: 2nd June 1953

Background imageSceptre Collection: Symbols of Power and Glory and of Christian Faith

Symbols of Power and Glory and of Christian Faith. S. Edwards Crown, The Imperial State Crown, The Sovereigns Orb and the head of the Royal Sceptre with Cross

Background imageSceptre Collection: The Imperial State Crown

The Imperial State Crown
A painting showing the Imperial State Crown which was made for Queen Victorias Coronation and was the only crown used in the ceremony. Date: 1838

Background imageSceptre Collection: King Canute (Cnut)

King Canute (Cnut)
KING CNUT / CANUTE King of England (1016-35) and Denmark (1018-35)

Background imageSceptre Collection: Herbert Beerbohm Tree as Shakespeare's King Richard II

Herbert Beerbohm Tree as Shakespeare's King Richard II at His Majesty's Theatre, London Date: 1903

Background imageSceptre Collection: Queen Elizabeth II accepts the Honours of Scotland

Queen Elizabeth II accepts the Honours of Scotland
Queen Elizabeth II accepts the " Honours of Scotland" (the Scottish Crown Jewels) at the National Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, June 24, 1953

Background imageSceptre Collection: The Crown Regalia - 1953 Coronation

The Crown Regalia - 1953 Coronation
Illustrations of the Crown Regalia, along with descriptions of their individual roles in the Coronation ceremony. Includes the Crown of St

Background imageSceptre Collection: King George V - Silver Jubilee celebration postcard

King George V - Silver Jubilee celebration postcard, featuring portraits of the King and Queen Mary and a view of Buckingham Palace, London. Date: 1935

Background imageSceptre Collection: Edward VIII in his Coronation robes

Edward VIII in his Coronation robes
A triptych of paintings by Fortunino Matania of King Edward VIII dressed in his ceremonial Coronation robes, part of a special Coronation number prepared in advance by the Illustrated London News but

Background imageSceptre Collection: Tarot Card - Reyne de Deniers (Queen of Coins)

Tarot Card - Reyne de Deniers (Queen of Coins)

Background imageSceptre Collection: High-waisted houppelandes (gowns) with turned-down collars, V -necks

High-waisted houppelandes (gowns) with turned-down collars, V -necks, funnel sleeves & trains, sideless surcoat, mantle, girdle & headdresses, templers & veils Date: 15th century

Background imageSceptre Collection: Photograph of Crown & Sceptre PH, Bloomsbury, London

Photograph of Crown & Sceptre PH, Bloomsbury, London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Corner on view of the pub

Background imageSceptre Collection: State regalia kept at the Tower of London including St. Edwards crown

State regalia kept at the Tower of London including St. Edwards crown, the Imperial State Crown, the Sword of State, orb, sceptre, anointing spoon and mace. Date: 1920

Background imageSceptre Collection: The Queen in the Scottish National Service in St. Giles Cath

The Queen in the Scottish National Service in St. Giles Cath
The newly-crowned Queen Elizabeth II, attends the Scottish National Service of Dedication and Thanksgiving at the High Kirk of Edinburgh (St Giles Cathedral)

Background imageSceptre Collection: Where is Britannia? 1867

Where is Britannia? 1867
WHERE IS BRITANNIA? (Satire on the invisible monarchy)

Background imageSceptre Collection: English Court Dress C16

English Court Dress C16
Nobleman & Knight of the Order of the Garter at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. N.B trunk- hose, canions, peascod-bellied doublets, ruffs, cloaks, copotain hat, gowns, flat cap

Background imageSceptre Collection: Norman weaponry

Norman weaponry: lance 212, Gisarma or halberd 213, Bipennis or double battle axe 214, battle axe 215, 226, 227, spear 216, jousting spear 217, cross-bearing orb or Reichsapfel 218-220

Background imageSceptre Collection: Three Sceptres - The Crown Jewels

Three Sceptres - The Crown Jewels
Crown Jewels - The Queens Sceptre with the Dove - The Kings Sceptre with the Dove and The Head of the Kings Royal Sceptre, was redesigned in 1910 to incorporate Cullinan I

Background imageSceptre Collection: King Archibong III of Calabar, Gambia, West Africa

King Archibong III of Calabar, Gambia, West Africa (then part of the British Empire). He was crowned in 1878 with a regalia sent by Queen Victoria. Date: circa 1878

Background imageSceptre Collection: Coronation regalia of the Holy Roman Empire

Coronation regalia of the Holy Roman Empire
Some of the coronation regalia of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation: 1. German Royal Crown; 2. Imperial Crown; 3. Orb; 4. Coronation Robe; 5. Kings Sceptre; 6. Imperial Sceptre; 7

Background imageSceptre Collection: The late King George VI lies in State at Westminster Hall

The late King George VI lies in State at Westminster Hall. A Guard stands alongside the coffin, his head bowed in respect. Date: 1952

Background imageSceptre Collection: Queen Elizabeth II - Returning to the Palace - Coronation

Queen Elizabeth II - Returning to the Palace - Coronation, June 2nd 1953. Date: 1953

Background imageSceptre Collection: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth enthroned

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth enthroned and crowned in Westminster Abbey, 12th May 1937. The King holds the Orb and Sovereigns Sceptre and wears the Imperial State Crown

Background imageSceptre Collection: King William II crossing the river at the Battle of

King William II crossing the river at the Battle of the Boyne, Ireland, 1 July 1690. Deposed Catholic King James II of England losing his wig and hat as he flees on horseback

Background imageSceptre Collection: Newly-Crowned Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie

Newly-Crowned Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I (formerly Ras Tafari) at Addis Ababa, carrying the Orb and Sceptre and accompanied by his youngest son. 1930

Background imageSceptre Collection: King Robert the Bruce is crowned as King of Scotland

King Robert the Bruce is crowned as King of Scotland by Isabella MacDuff, The Countess of Buchan at the Abbey at Scone. 1306

Background imageSceptre Collection: King George V - Oval portrait

King George V - Oval portrait
King George V (1865-1936) - Oval portrait. Date: circa 1910

Background imageSceptre Collection: Coronation of King George VI, robes, regalia and vestments

Coronation of King George VI, robes, regalia and vestments
Four pictures showing the changes of Kings Coronation robes and vestments during the Coronation ceremony. On the left, the King arrives at Westminster Abbey in crimson velvet Robe of State

Background imageSceptre Collection: King Canute (Cnut)

King Canute (Cnut)
KING CNUT / CANUTE King of England (1016-35) and Denmark (1018-35). Date: 11th century

Background imageSceptre Collection: Lady Jane Grey becomes Queen

Lady Jane Grey becomes Queen, on 10 July 1553 Date: 1553

Background imageSceptre Collection: The Sceptre

The Sceptre
A portrait illustration of a young woman reclined casually on her back, with one upraised leg, she is holding up a golden sceptre in one hand. Date: circa 1901

Background imageSceptre Collection: La Coupe Au Roi De Thule

La Coupe Au Roi De Thule
A comical illustration showing a scene in which a king sits in a barber's chair holding his sceptre in one hand, the hairdresser is styling what little hair he has left

Background imageSceptre Collection: King George V - Commemorative Coronation postcard

King George V - Commemorative Coronation postcard
King George V (1865-1936) on the Coronation Chair - Commemorative Coronation postcard. George and Mary's coronation took place at Westminster Abbey on 22 June 1911. Date: 1911

Background imageSceptre Collection: Royal Regalia 3 and 4

Royal Regalia 3 and 4 - swords, sceptres, gloves, spoon, bracelets, spurs, ampulla

Background imageSceptre Collection: Royal Regalia 1 and 2

Royal Regalia 1 and 2 - crowns, orbs, sceptres

Background imageSceptre Collection: John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, Castile and Leon

John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, Castile and Leon
John of Gaunt (1340-1399), Duke of Lancaster, Castile and Leon. Below are his tomb and effigy in Old St Paul's Cathedral, London

Background imageSceptre Collection: Cartoon, Sin, Death, and the Devil

Cartoon, Sin, Death, and the Devil, Vide Milton, by James Gillray. A parody of a scene from John Milton's epic poem, Paradise Lost, showing Prime Minister William Pitt (left) as Death

Background imageSceptre Collection: Tomb of Queen Elizabeth I, Westminster Abbey

Tomb of Queen Elizabeth I, Westminster Abbey
The tomb of Queen Elizabeth I in Westminster Abbey, London

Background imageSceptre Collection: Hungarian poster, Farewell to Austro-Hungarian Monarchy

Hungarian poster, Farewell to Austro-Hungarian Monarchy
Hungarian poster, Farewell to the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, written by Karl Kraus, translated by Szini Gyula. Showing a man in revolutionary red clothes

Background imageSceptre Collection: Funeral cortege of King George V

Funeral cortege of King George V
The funeral cortege of King George V - 28th January 1936. The late King's coffin is bedecked with the state crown, orb and sceptre

Background imageSceptre Collection: CROWN JEWELS OF ENGLAND The Queen's sceptre with the dove, and ivory rod Date: 20th century

CROWN JEWELS OF ENGLAND The Queen's sceptre with the dove, and ivory rod Date: 20th century



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