Things removed from Edward the Confessors tomb

Over the centuries a number of things have been removed from Edward the Confessors tomb.  These include:

1098 – An attempt was made to pull out a  strand of hair.

1163 – His robes were removed and remade into three copes.  They were used at coronations.  They were probably destroyed as a result of the English Civil War.  The pilgrims ring was removed.  It was put in a box with other relics.  This box disappeared during the reformation.

1685 – Crucifix and gold chain.  Stolen from James II as he fled England in 1688.

As far as I know, no part of his body was removed to make relics.

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