The White Tower Italian Briar Chess Set
This superb white tower chess set has been produced under license from Historic Royal Palaces Enterprises Ltd and is themed around the royal palace and fortress of the tower of London. Combined with our beautiful satin Italian Briar chess board, The white tower is a cornerstone of English history and is the oldest of the buildings that form the famous Tower of London. It has served as a prison, a chapel, a records office and a store house and it’s also said that it was a place used to torture prisoners. The list of people who have become unfortunate visitors of the tower reads like a who’s who of English history, From Elizabeth the second to Guy Fawkes. One of the most notable figures who became heavily associated with the tower was Henry the eighth who is beautifully depicted as the king of the chess set. He is accompanied by his second wife, Queen Ann Boleyn and flanked by cardinal Thomas Wolsey who is depicted for the bishops. This fantastic themed chess set is another superb product from Studio Anne Carlton and has been made in accordance with the high level of quality to be expected from this established brand. The set comes beautifully presented in a compartment box and comes with a parchment detailing the origins of the set.