The Great Audley's mourning ring found in Norfolk

In his will, Hugh Audley, known as The Great Audley, 16th century philosopher, land owner and money lender - and owner of the land where Buckingham Palace now stands - left 11 mourning rings, designed to be worn by his mourners. Such a ring, linked to him, has been discovered in a south Norfolk field. (photo)

The 24 carat gold ring was found in 2013 by metal detectorist John Reed, of Tibenham, who said that the ring's inscriptions made it easy to research its history.