What is the punishment for stealing the crown jewels?

Can people steal crown jewels?

In 1671 Thomas Blood was the first and only man who attempted to steal them. After that, the Crown Jewels were kept under armed guard in a part of the Tower known as the Jewel House.

What did Cromwell do with the Crown Jewels?

After the execution of Charles I in 1649 many of the Crown Jewels were sold or destroyed. Oliver Cromwell ordered that the orb and sceptres should be broken as they stood for the ‘detestable rule of kings’. All the gemstones were removed and sold and the precious metal was used to make coins.

Why are the Crown Jewels not insured?

When the crown is not being used at coronations, it is on display at the Tower of London alongside other pieces from the collection which pull in 30 million visitors every year. The historical nature of the Crown Jewels means a price cannot be put on the collection, making it impossible to insure.

Can you take pictures of the Crown Jewels?

Please keep in mind that you will not be able to take any photographs while visiting the Crown Jewels. Cameras are strictly forbidden and visitors are not allowed to take pictures. Be aware that guards may try to stop you if any attempt is made to use a camera or snap a shot of this exhibit.

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