Tuesday, 19.01.2021

Björn Schöpe

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Henry VIII – the Man Who Had Six Wives

Henry VIII is renowned for his many wifes. Behind these marriages was his endeavour to unite love and a secure dynasty. On behalf of this goal he even broke with the Pope and the church. By examining 12 coins we are going to stroll through Great Britain’s history – this is part 6.

Henry VII – Founder of the Tudor Dynasty

In the mid-15th century two aristocratic houses divided England deeply fighting the so-called War of the Roses. Henry VII overcame this situation by a marriage founding a new, stable dynasty: the Tudors. By examining 12 coins we are going to stroll through Great Britain’s history – this is part 5.

Edward III – the Hundred Years War

In 1337 Eduard III, King of England was the only surviving grandson of the French King Philipp IV. Due to this reason Eduard laid claim on the French throne. And he made his claim visible to everybody issuing a new coin, the noble. By examining 12 coins we are going to stroll through Great Britain’s history – this is part 4.

Magnus Maximus or the Last Romans in Britain

Around 400 AD the Roman Empire was shaken to the core. Britain’s governor claimed himself Roman Emperor, but found his only long-lasting success in the Welsh mythology. By examining 12 coins we are going to stroll through Great Britain’s history – this is part 1...

Richard the Lionheart Ruins England

Richard the Lionheart is known as the epitome of a heroic king. Returning from the Holy Land he was captured in Austria and to be released only for an immense ransom. This incident had devastating repercussions for England. By examining 12 coins we are going to stroll through Great Britain’s history – this is part 3.
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