King Richard II.
Great Seal – Reverse – Red.
This is the great seal of King Richard II of England.
Richard was the son of the Black Prince and grandson of Edward III. A very unpopular king unjust, faithless and a tyrant were his traits. He ended the peasants revolt led by Wat Tyler in 1381 with great severity. When his fist wife Anne suddenly died this totally unbalanced Richard and his acts of revenge and tyranny made his subjects hate him even more. Henry of Lancaster deposed Richard and imprisoned him in Pontefract Castle were he was murdered in the year 1400.
This reproduction is the reverse 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