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A Catte; hand embroidered by Mary Queen of Scots while she was under house arrest at Shrewsbury. The supposed allusion is that she is the mouse and Elizabeth I is the cat. c. 1570.

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Early 10th C. Found in North Yorkshire England. Gold arm-ring of thick, narrow strip with punched decoration and tapering ends which have been drawn into wires and loosely twisted twice round each other. The decoration consists basically of two rows of punched, apex-to-apex V-shapes with the arms reminiscent of rabbits' ears in shape and expanded at the junction, each pair enclosing small, single and mostly ...

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Heart-shaped gold and enamelled pendant, c. 1650, containing a miniature of Charles I, a lock of his hair and a part of the blood-stained linen shirt he wore at his execution

Statue of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was a prisoner at Chatsworth, Tutbury and other Shrewsbury houses.