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.
Title: 450 Years of Sark as a fief to the Crown
Date of Issue: 6 August 2015
Source: Jersey Stamps