Incredible Historical Find in Little Oxendon – BBC News

A gold figurine found buried in a field could be an ornament from Henry VIII’s lost crown, according to the metal detectorist who discovered it. The figure, depicting Henry VI, was found by Kevin Duckett in Northamptonshire in 2017. After years of research, he now believes it once formed part of the Tudor King’s crown, a view shared by some experts. The British Museum said more research was needed. Following the Civil War, the crown was melted down on the orders of Oliver Cromwell, but it is believed the figurine, which was one of several adorning the royal treasure, could already have been removed. Mr Duckett, from Fleckney in Leicestershire, found the object within 30 minutes of searching the field in Little Oxendon. Click the link below to read more.