When Cromwell beheaded CHARLES I , the Royalists went underground to wait for a time they could restore royal power. In the Royal Collection is kept this very historic ring which was worn by a Royalist who would have worn this portrait of Charles I turned down; the skull on the underside was a symbol of the King’s death. This royal “souvenir” is extremely interesting—fascinating, fascinating! Goodness, why hasn’t it been shown to the public before. I am thrilled about this. I have studied the life and collection of Charles I, perhaps next to George IV, the greatest Royal collector.
Thomas Moore email: TMooreSr@me.com Telephone: 801.791.9918