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Last spring's royal wedding Catherine Middleton and Prince William refocused our attention on all things connected with the English monarchy, which is not to say that our attention had ever wandered or flagged. In fact, it is seldom sated. The Crown Jewels, the most visible symbols of the British royalty, are displayed in public only infrequently; indeed, for the past thousand years, the finest collection of jewelry in the world have remained in the Tower of London, leaving it only for rare state occasions. Anna Keay's The Crown Jewels shepherds readers past palace guards to give us the closest view of the Crown Jewels we will ever have. In addition to stunning, specially taken color photographs of the jewels themselves, this truly regal coffee table book provides historical background, photos and paintings of monarchs wearing the regalia.