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Royal Coat of Arms

Of Elizabeth I, a real rarity, to be found in a Church not far from Bath. Notice the Dragon in place of the Unicorn

Royal Coat of Arms

Of Elizabeth I, a real rarity, to be found in a Church not far from Bath. Notice the Dragon in place of the Unicorn

comments (16)

I like the dragon better...
Lisl: Yes - the lion look a bit odd
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 1 May 2017, 02:27
What a fabulous find!
Lisl: As you know, I do a lot of Church-crawling, and it is great to find a gem like this
Well that seems an amazing thing! Why the dragon?
Lisl: Elizabeth I was Queen of England and Wales (thus the Welsh Dragon), Elizabeth
And from 1574! I suppose the paint job is religiously updated, then, Lisl, by the looks of it?!
Lisl: It certainly has been done recently, Ginnie
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 May 2017, 07:03
Somebody did a great job painting this and what a treasure to find...1574...Love the Dragon...What a find.
Lisl: I was over the moon with this, Astrid
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 May 2017, 07:29
Blimey where's this Lisl?
Lisl: St. George, Beckington!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 May 2017, 07:30
A wonderful find- and so beautifully restored.
Lisl: It is, Philine, thank you
Quelle belle découverte , c'est vraiment très beau
Bon 1er mai Lisl
Lisl: Merci, Claudine. And to you!!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 May 2017, 08:00
I originally read the bottom as "God rave the Queen" and I thought what? So when did the unicorn replace the dragon?
Lisl: The lion stands for England and the unicorn for Scotland. This combination dates back to the 1603 accession of James I of England who was already James VI of Scotland
Well she was a bit of a dragon I suppose
Lisl: I think she would have been terrifying, Bill!
God save the queen! What about the rest of us?
Lisl: We only need to ask, Chad
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 May 2017, 10:13
That word 'save' looks too much like 'rave'. The coat of arms looks very old indeed.
Lisl: It certainly does, and it certainly is, Louis!
From 1574. That is ancient!
Lisl: It really is, but not ancient for some of our church buildings, a few which go back to the 9th Century
  • Brian Walbey
  • EnglandA reat mix of sky and mountainside
  • 1 May 2017, 15:58
Looks as though it has had a fresh coat of paint at some time.
Lisl: Quite recently, I think, Brian
A fascinating bit of history!
Lisl: I have seen very few of this date in all the years I have been visiting Churches
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 May 2017, 22:20
Wonderful smile It is interesting to see that it has been painted in very bright colours...
Lisl: As the original would have been, yes, good

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