This video is part of a series on the history of Britain that looks at the country through the lens of some of its most renowned symbols. In this episode, the crown jewels of the realm are on display in the Tower of London. They have resided there for over six centuries, being taken from their cases for special events such as the coronation of queens and kings and the opening of Parliament. The beauty of the pieces is matched by the fabulous stories about them. The program is narrated by Derek Jacobi.
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