Charles 1 and Henrietta Maria, Marriage Counter Box
Henrietta Maria, (1609-1669) was the daughter of Henry IV of France. Her Catholic faith was to cause serious suspicion at Court and for the public at large. It also prevented her from being crowned in a Church of England service and so there was no coronation.
The device on the reverse alludes to the linking of the lilies of France with the roses of England.
The separate medal is not included with the counter box. It is shown for explanation.
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