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Thomas Blood Attempts to Steal Crown Jewels of England (1671) Options
Daemon
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Thomas Blood Attempts to Steal Crown Jewels of England (1671)

Blood was an Irish-born adventurer who served under Oliver Cromwell during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms. After Charles II returned to the throne, Blood fled to Ireland. He later attempted to kidnap the Duke of Ormonde but failed. In 1671, Blood and his accomplices made an infamous attempt to steal the Crown Jewels of England. Having befriended the jewel keeper, Blood arranged a private viewing, during which time the men made off with the treasures. Why did Charles II pardon Blood? More...
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The Crown Jewels

The Crown Jewels of England contain a fabulous collection of precious jewels set in the regalia used by the Royal family. England is the only European monarchy which still uses its regalia for the coronation ceremony when crowning a new Sovereign. The Crown jewels of England contain two of the most famous diamonds in the World - the Cullinan Diamond , also called the Great Star of Africa and the Kohinoor Diamond . The Crown Jewels of England contain magnificent regal emblems including coronets, crowns, sceptres and orbs. The King's Crown alone contains 2818 diamonds, 297 pearls, and many other jewels and weighs over thirty-nine ounces. Ancient objects are also included in the Crown Jewels collection such as gold plate, insignia and swords.

http://www.ancientfortresses.org/crown-jewels.htm
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How much would you get if you stole it?A lot?
Henry Martinez
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Do you have a plan, Darkwolf? I doubt they would be so lenient today. Beware!
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I love that it's ' of England '. They nicked all this stuff from other people. Thieving gits !
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