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The crown has two hoops and an upstanding cross at the point of intersection. There is no monde; the cross stands directly on the crown. It weighs two and a half kilos. The sapphire cross has an inset cameo in which the scene of the Crucifixion is cut.
An old Czech legend says that any usurper who places the crown on his head is doomed to die within a year, as the Crown is the personal property of St. Wenceslas and may only be worn by a rightful Bohemian king during his coronation. During World War II, Reinhard Heydrich, the Deputy Protector of Bohemia and Moravia, is said to have secretly crowned himself while inspecting St. Vitus’ Cathedral, and was assassinated less than a year later by the Czech resistance. Although there is no evidence proving that Heydrich did so, the legend is widely believed.
Good evening! Firstly, I will say thank you; you do a marvelous job running your blog and I use many of your posts as references for art and world design. Secondly, I was hoping you might be able to point me in the direction of some good sources on early 1900s dress. I'm looking mostly for 1910s outer and casual wear. I've done some googleing myself but I'm not sure if I'm looking in the right places as I keep finding only evening gowns. Do you know of any sites that might be helpful? Thanks!
I don’t really know of any, I’m sorry to say: I find most of my stuff just through google! Have you tried googing “1910s outer wear”, “1910s coats”, or “1910s casual wear”?