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Guernsey Post celebrates 500th Anniversary of Henry VIII’s coronation

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To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the coronation of 'Bluff King Hal' Guernsey Post commissioned a fabulous series of paper sculptures created by talented artist Gail Armstrong.

Each sculpture, perfect in every diminutive detail, was then photographed to create a unique series of stamps, which all depict a key highlight in Henry's dynamic life and reign.

The set includes stamps featuring a young Henry surrounded by objects which portray his favoured pastimes; his coronation alongside his first wife Katherine of Aragon and Henry and Francis I as they meet on the 'Field of the Cloth of Gold;' a fortnight of jousting, wrestling and dancing this was the most magnificent European summit ever held.

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