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The Towton Ring

The Towton Ring

There is only one last goodie in my hoard of photographs from the Gloucester Richard III Exhibition in the spring this year. Well, one that is clear enough to be worthy of posting. It’s of the Towton Ring, and the notice with it said as follows: “This gold signet ring was found on the site of the Battle of Towton. On it is a lion, the family crest of the Percys, and the motto ‘Now is thus’. The ring has long been thought to have been worn by Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, who killed Richard’s father, Richard, Duke of York, at the Battle of Wakefield in 1460. Henry was himself killed at Towton in 1462.” Loaned by the Trustees of the British Museum.

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