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450 Years of Sark as a fief to the Crown

450 Years of Sark as a fief to the Crown

Jersey post issued a special Miniature Sheet to commemorate 450 Years of Sark as a fief to the Crown.

The sheet features the De Carteret Coat of Arms with a backdrop of the family’s historic Jersey residence, was granted.

On 6 August 1565, Helier De Carteret, Seigneur of the parish of St Ouen in Jersey, persuaded Queen Elizabeth I to grant him the Channel Island of Sark and it thereby became an inheritable fief.

The island of Sark was granted by Queen Elizabeth I in return for protection against pirates and French invasion.

Sark became an inheritable fief with a small population and the De Carterets remained Lords of Sark until 1720.

450 Years of Sark as a fief to the Crown

Title: 450 Years of Sark as a fief to the Crown
Date of Issue: 6 August 2015
Country: Jersey
Denominations: £1.50

Source: Jersey Stamps

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