Westminster Abbey Burgundy and Cream Chess Pieces

Special Price £229.00 Regular Price £259.00
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  • This burgundy and cream chess set has been created from statues, figures and artefacts in and around Westminster Abbey. The king of the chess set is based on St Edward the Confessor who is the patron saint of the Abbey and one of the earliest monarchs to be buried here. The queen is based on St Helen who was reported as finding the true cross in Jerusalem; a statue of her can be found within the Lady Chapel. The bishop is based on St Dunstan who was Bishop of London and brought the first Benedictine monks to the site where the Abbey now stands. The knight is based on St George, the patron saint of England, who is commemorated in a stained glass window inside the Abbey and also on the Crimea and India Mutiny memorial in front of the West Towers. The castle is of course created from the West Towers that are such an iconic part of Westminster Abbey and one of its last major additions. The pawns are based on St Roch who was reported to have cured the plague; a statue of him can be found inside the Lady Chapel.

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    • The chess set is manufactured in the UK by SAC and Ancestors of Dover and is made from stone polyresin. The set is finished in a burgundy or cream plain finish with a light dark wash to emphasise the detail in the pieces.
    • Chess board sold separately.
    • Measures: Kings H12cm X W3.5cm, Queens H12cm X W3.5cm, Knights H11.5cm X W3cm, Rooks H8cm X W3.5cm, Pawns H7cm X W2cm.
    • SKU: 20057408
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