The Story of St Edward’s Crown – The English Coronation Crown, A Holy Relic – YouTube

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In this video I explore the origin of St Edward’s Crown, the English Coronation crown. I am going to answer a couple of questions that rather surprisingly never seem to get asked, either by anyone here on YouTube or elsewhere. Why does England and now the United Kingdom have a separate coronation crown at all? And why is it called St Edward’s crown? Well these are fascinating questions and in this video I will try to answer them as I explore the deep spiritual and symbolic significance of the crown. In order to answer these questions, we have to go back to the middle of the 13th century when this crown was first introduced and used and explore the deep devotional relationship between a medieval king – Henry III – and one of his sainted Anglo-Saxon predecessors, Edward the Confessor.

The Story of St Edward’s Crown – The English Coronation Crown, A Holy Relic – YouTube
St Edward's Crown - The Story of the English Coronation Crown,  a Holy Relic

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