2022 Royal Tudor Beasts - The Lion of England - Uncirculated Five Pound Coin
2022 - The Royal Tudor Beasts - The Lion of England - Uncirculated Five Pound Coin
Ten majestic beasts stand on the Moat Bridge at Hampton Court Palace and each one is a statement in stone, proclaiming the right to rule by Henry VIII and his Tudor descendants. The royal Tudor Beasts Collection celebrates these heraldic beasts and recounts the rise of a royal dynasty.
The Lion of England is one of the oldest and most iconic royal beast in heraldic art. Used on the shield of England for as long as one has existed, the lion first appeared in heraldry in the twelfth century. Chosen to represent pride and courage, the Lion of England on the Moat Bridge at Hampton Court Palace held a shield bearing the impaled – or combined – arms of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, symbolising the strength of the couple’s union.