King Henry VI.
Great Seal – Obverse – Red.
This is the 2nd great seal of King Henry VI of England.
Henry came to the throne as a baby after the death of his father Henry V. A gentle and retiring person he inherited a losing war with France which ended with England losing virtually all French lands except Calais in 1453. After suffering a bout of mental illness Richard Duke of York became protector of the realm. The house of York challenged his claim to the throne and England was thrown into civil war. The house of York won the battle of St. Albans and Henry was deposed. He was briefly restored in 1470. His son Edward was killed at the battle of Tewkesbury and the next day Henry was murdered in the tower of London in 1471. Henry founded both Eton and King’s college Cambridge.
This reproduction is the obverse side and has been taken from a copy that would have been produced directly from an original impression in wax. Preserved for hundreds of years this copy shows the fine detail of the original and makes the perfect addition for any collection.
Each monarch of England would have had their own unique great royal seal. These seals were affixed to documentation to show and prove their authentication and validate that they are genuine in the absence of the monarch themselves. Originally these would have been made from wax and held together a document or scroll by a cord passing through the wax seal.
Our reproductions capture all the fine detail of the original wax casting and are moulded and then hand cast in a resin composite to produce a very accurate and high quality reproduction.
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Approximately 12 cm in diameter and comes with D-Ring to wall mount