Famous necklace of Anne Boleyn. She actually had three similar necklaces, one with an A, one with a B, and one with an AB. It is rumored that her jewels were passed down to Elizabeth I, and also that pearls from Elizabeth I are in the crown of Elizabeth II. Interesting to think they could possibly be from this legendary necklace.
Queen Elizabeth I’s bedspread In 1572 Queen Elizabeth I visited Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire. Several items alleged to have belonged to this queen and left at the castle still survive including a pair of gloves and this bedspread made for her. Today the items are on display in the China Room within the castle. Elizabeth never visited Berkeley again. It seems no vast sum was spent on Elizabeth’s visit which may have discouraged her from returning. Simultaneously Elizabe...