Difference between revisions of "Crown jewels"

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While some elements of crown jewels, such as coronets, date back to pre-Christian times, their use as sacred objects associated with royalty are generally believed to have begun with the [[Holy Roman Empire]]. By the end of the Middle Ages most of the European kingdoms had assembled their own collections of crown jewels.
 
While some elements of crown jewels, such as coronets, date back to pre-Christian times, their use as sacred objects associated with royalty are generally believed to have begun with the [[Holy Roman Empire]]. By the end of the Middle Ages most of the European kingdoms had assembled their own collections of crown jewels.
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Crown jewels were also used in non Christian cultures, especially in the [[Islam]]ic kingdoms. During the [[Crusades]], many jewels from Islamic kingdoms ended up as prized possessions in European courts.
  
  
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Crown jewels were also used in non Christian cultures, especially in the [[Islam]]ic kingdoms. During the [[Crusades]], many jewels from Islamic kingdoms ended up as prized possessions in European courts.
 
  
  

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