Inside lid: "KING CANUTE 994-1035 - When sycophants claimed him Lord of the Seas, King Canute ordered the waves to recede. As the water lapped his feet Canute kept his head, teaching the watching toadies how close they were to losing theirs". Inside base: B/W drawing of King Canute being crowned by an angel. Base: "The Royal Legends Collection". 2 1/8" oval hinged box in excellent condition; however, the original presentation case is no longer available. It will come in a plain white gift box. Circa 1986.
The Royal Legend series also includes the following boxes: Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, King Alfred, Charles II and Robert the Bruce.