A Royal Doulton

A school girls passion for history has put the famous pottery company in a spin recently.

It involves two of the wives of Henry the V111, Lady Jane Grey and Catherine Parr.

Lauren Keith is 13 years old and she spotted a limited edition figure of Lady Jane Grey, but it was actually Catherine Parr.

The eight-inch high collector’s item was sold at £225 and been sold to at least 5,000 keen enthusiasts who had failed to notice the error.

The young lady who would like to become an historian also pointed out that the Royal Doulton had got there dates wrong as well.

The Fine China Company claimed the figure was Lady Jane Grey and a timeless tribute to a lady who ruled for just nine days before being thrown into the Tower of London and then executed on February 7th 1554.

Lauren pointed out that Henry had died seven years before and that it was Mary Tudor who ordered the execution on February 12th.

In explaining it all she pointed out that she loves period costumes and the monarchs of the period, she reads a great deal on the subject with delight.

I had seen a picture in the National Gallery of Catherine Parr so I knew it was not Lady Jane Grey’.

It has taken a lot of humility for the Royal Doulton to admit they had got it wrong.

A lady spokesperson for the company admitted that they had taken a line form the national portrait gallery as being correct because of her dress but recent research has proven this to be false.

Sadly they will not change the figure, as it is our interpretation of Lady Jane Grey wearing a dress of the period.

As I read the story I began to realise how many folk are misled over the Bible and the facts it contains.

Everybody knows that Adam ate an apple in the Garden of Eden except the writer of Genesis he does not mention it at all, he states that they ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Folk know that three wise men came from the east to visit Jesus when He was born, many even know their names, but the bible is completely silent on the number and their names.

Many say the bible says ‘that money is the root of all evil’ when in fact it say ‘the love of money is the root of all evil’ 1 Timothy 6 v 10.

There are many illustrations that can be given to show the inaccuracies we believe to be true when they are false.

What is more important though is the fact that there are many things in the bible that we do not know are there and we should.

It tells us that we are all sinners, there are none righteous, no not one. Romans 3 vs.10 - 20.

It tells us that we cannot escape the judgement of God. Hebrews 2 v 3.

It tells us there that I can gain the whole world and lose my own soul. Mark 8 v 36.

It tells me that Christ died to cover all our sins. John 3 v 16 and 1 Corinthians 15 v 3.

It tells me that if we confess our sin God will forgive us. 1 John 1 v 9.

It tells us that Jesus is coming again to judge us all. Acts 10 v 42 and 1 Peter 4 vs.5 – 6.

It tells us that if we are in Christ we are a new creation, the old is passed away and all things become new. 2 Corinthians 5 v 17.

How much of this did you know was there and how much have you applied?