Thursday, February 21, 2013

Crown Jewels

Our next Iconic Sketch is the British Monarch's Crown Jewels, worn during state functions.  Out of all the beautiful pieces, the Imperial State Crown is the most famous and priceless, set with over 3,000 gems.  
The Crown Jewels are stored in the Jewel House at the Tower of London and guarded by Yeoman Warders, also known as Beefeaters.  Only one man has been able to steal the Crown Jewels, Thomas Blood, in 1671.  Fortunately, he was caught before he made it to the front gate!