Antique Victorian Sz R Silver Henri Darnley Celtic Love Knot Wedding Ring C1860s For Sale
Rare Antique Victorian sz R Silver Henri Darnley Celtic Love Knot Wedding Ring c1860s
Please Take time to READ listing & Policies. I sell vintage old used items so please expected scratches wear etc..If unsure ASK. I am pleased to offer for sale. Rare Antique Victorian Silver Henri Darnley Celtic Love Knot Wedding Ring c1860s..Please read research.. fascinating..Quite a rare very collectable old ring with plenty of history..Stamped for sterling silver.
This ring is a replica of the ring known as the Darnley Ring (841-1871), thought to have been given by Mary, Queen of Scots to Henry, Lord Darnley in 1565 to celebrate their betrothal and marriage. The Darnley ring's compelling story inspired the making of replicas such as this one in the second half of the 19th century, catering to the many devoted admirers of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Silver ring with inscriptions in imitation of the 'Darnley Ring' (see 841-1871). Its circular bezel is engraved with the letters H and M and on the inside the letters 'HENRI L DARNLEY 1565' surround a crowned shield featuring a lion rampant.
Historical context note
This is a reproduction of a cast gold ring said to have been found near Fotheringay Castle before 1849 and now in the V&A (841-1871). The inscription and coat-of-arms refer to Mary Queen of Scots and her second husband Lord Henry Stuart Darnley (1541-67) whom she married on July 29, 1565.
Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley. The lord Darnley's ring.
For sale is a very old antique silver ring is known as the Darnley Ring. A ring given by Mary, Queen of Scots to Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley in 1565 to celebrate their betrothal & marriage. No one knows for sure when these rings were made. Little is known about the maker or were they were made.
This ring bares that inscription and coat-of-arms to Mary, Queen of Scots and her second husband Lord Henry Stuart Darnley 1541-67 whom she married on July 29, 1565.
This silver ring has inscriptions of the Lord Darnley, inside the letters HENRI L DARNLEY 1565 surround a crowned shield featuring a lion rampant.
The circular bezel is engraved with the letters M & H.
MH Letters on the bezel are referring to Henry, Lord Darnley and Mary, Queen of Scots.
Extra information. information use only.
Mary was born 1516 and was Henry VIII oldest child. her mum was Cathrine of Aragon, while Ann Boleyn was Queen she was kept at Ludlow and Hatfield, where she was brought up as a devout Catholic.
She returned when Jane Seymour became Queen, When her brother, Edward VI died and Lady Jane Grey was declared his successor, Mary's followers persuaded the privy Council to recast their suport and proclaim her the rightful heir.
Jane was taken to the tower and then Mary became queen. After a Protestant uprising Mary judged that Jane who was still alive was to beheaded and done so.
Mary resored the Catholic faith and married Philip, the heir to the spanish crown but the parliment refused to accept him as English, the marrage was unsuccessful.
Wanting a child to ensure the Catholic succession, she blamed her bad fortune on heretics and as a resuly nearly 300 protestants were burned alive giving her the nickname bloody Mary.
Mary Queen of Scots. 8 December 1542 – 8 February 1587. Mary I of Scotland or Mary Stuart, was queen from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567 and queen consort of France from 10 July 1559 to 5 December 1560.
Mary was the only surviving legitimate child of King James V of Scotland. She was a week old when her father died. She was crowned 9 months later. In 1558, she married Francis, Dauphin of France. He ascended the French throne as Francis II in 1559, and Mary became Queen consort of France until she was widowed on 5 December 1560. Mary then returned to Scotland, arriving in Leith on 19 August 1561. Four years later, she married her first cousin, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley.
In the 16th century, Mary gave Darnley a Ring made of gold, engraved with the initials 'MH' and true lover's knot. The gold ring was thought to be the betrothal ring of Mary Queen of Scots and Lord Darnley, because the engraving inside shows a crowned shield of arms, a lion rampant and 'Henri L Darnley 1565.
Their union was unhappy and in February 1567, there was a huge explosion at their house, and Darnley was found dead, apparently strangled, in the garden.
She married James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, who was believed to be Darnley's murderer. Following an uprising against the couple, Mary was sent to prison in Loch Leven Castle on 15th of June, then forced to abdicate in favour of her 1year old son, James VI. After an unsuccessful attempt to regain the throne, Mary fled to England seeking the protection of her first cousin, Queen Elizabeth I of England,
The only other similer ring like this one is in the Victoria and Albert museum made of gold,
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