Colonel Thomas Blood, also known as 'Man who stole the Crown Jewels' - a feat that has not been repeated since the 17th C.

Col. Thomas Blood & the Theft of the Crown Jewels (9th May 1671)

Introduction You may wonder what this article has to do with coins, or Ireland. The story begins during the War of the Three Kingdoms – otherwise known as the Bishops’ War in Scotland, the Great Rebellion in Ireland, and the English Civil War. After the execution of Charles I in 1649 many of his Crown…