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|Historical jewelry books from amazon|
|The Royal Palaces of Tudor England||Simon Thurley||this looks great, but is hardcover and expensive. 5 star rating $80|
|Hans Holbein the Younger. Painter at the court of Henry the VIII||Stephanie Buck||$28 looks interesting as these were the only images of these people at the time|
|Royal Jewels From Charlemagne to the Romanovs||Diana Scarisbrick||5 star review I am going to start with this one! |
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
A model of painstaking scholarship that makes it an impressive addition to academic and community library collections, October 7, 2008
|Marking the Hours: English People and Their Prayers, 1240-1570||Eamon Duffy|| |
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful:
Marking the Hours Indeed, May 25, 2007
The author is an important authority in historical studies of the English Reformation, but this work, derived from a set of lectures, is very readable for a more general audience interested in the history of books and literacy. The illustrations are of excellent quality (even if some librarians were mystified as to why he wanted to photograph pages covered in scribble!).$28
|Magical Jewels of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance Particularly in England||Joan Evans||From the back cover: "This book is a fascinating account of the belief in the magical powers of gems and jewels in Great Britain up to the end of the 18th century. The author has examined nearly every lapidary of importance from the ancient world through the renaissance and beyond..." $23|
|Rings: Jewelry of Power, Love, and Loyalty||Diana Scarisbrick|| For anyone who has a reverence and appreciation of finger rings, this is an amazing book. It is packed full of colour illustrations and lots of text. As a bench jewler, this is my favorite Diana Scarisbrick book.|
This looks great.New $31.50. I will buy this one for sure.
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|tudorcrazy||link to YouTube account themooster23||6||Jul 21 2009, 4:48 PM EDT by tudorcrazy|
|tudorcrazy||Gemstones and historical jewelry (page: 1 2)||23||Jul 5 2009, 8:42 PM EDT by tudorcrazy|
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Many of you know me from my profile. I am a Graduate Gemologist, but long retired. When I studied for my degree, I had an opportunity to take classes on period jewels and antiques, but as I worked full time and had 3 children, I only took the required courses to advance my career. Basically, a Gemologist is a trained professional who can positively identify gemstones using techical instumentation. It took me 7 years to complete my degree, and I had little time for reading. However, I am fascinated with jewelry, and when I saw the crown jewels in Londen, I was captivated. Like most jewelers, I am superstitious, and historical jewelry hold many legends, and secrets. In reaality ALL gems have a story we will never know. However, jewelry has always been worn to adorn, and signify statis in every society dating as far back as civilization. I have started a Tudor library in my home, and although I have many books yet to read , I thought I might take a detour, and read some of these, as I am a bit bored with reading about royalty, and thought this would be refreshing. As I said, I know nothing about this subject, so I thought I would share some of my journey with you all. I am taking a short vacation, but will work on this further. I love all the spooky stuff, and the romance, and many jewels have curses, the Hope Diamond in particular, so this should be a hoot. I have 2 personal stories about cursed stones I will share later.These books are expensive, but they have gorgeous illustrations, and so I feel they are worth the investment. Happy new year to you all. It has been a very tough one here in the USA.
2 out of 2 found this valuable. Do you?
|tudorcrazy||themooster23 channel YouTube||0||Jul 3 2009, 3:23 PM EDT by tudorcrazy|
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YouTube Tudor video library
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This is my collection of youtube videos, that I would like to share with everyone. Many of the history lectures will be of interest to you all. I am fascinated by the medieval love story about Katherine Swynford, and John of Gaunt. Many of you are familiar with Anya Seton's famous book Katherine written in the 50's. There are several videos about their love, and fans begging for a movie or series. In addition there is a 3 part video of Alison Weir speaking in Sandwiche about her new novel about John and Katherine. As you know they had 4 illegitimate children, who were legitimized after their marriage. These 4 children are the ancestors of the entire British royal linage, and Margaret Beaufort was John of Gaunt's Grandaughter. See David Starkey's lecture on Margaret Beaufort. She was the mother of the Tudor dynasty, and it is a fascinating story. She was married at 9, and gave birth to her only son, Henry 6, at 13! These ancestors still have bloodline all the way through to Queen Elizabeth, and Prince William. Ms. Squirrly, you will have to correct me if I am mistaken. Enjoy
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