Sunday, November 11, 2012

Question from Stacey - Crown wearing

Lara, just watching the video on Henry's crown, loving it! Thank you for posting it.
How often were the crowns actually worn? Especially for the royal women....the only paintings you see have them in hoods. Also,(men & women), is there a size/design difference based on their rank?

1 comment:

PhD Historian said...

The actual wearing of a crown was sufficiently rare that it was usually noted by observers. That is, it was so rare that observers (ambassadors, etc) felt the need to comment on it. I suspect it was a lot like the modern era in which the monarch wears a crown only on very specific occasions of great national importance.