Arms of Plantagenet - Three Lions Blazer Badge600113
Express your pride in British heritage and add any garment a touch of sophistication with a hand-embroidered Three Lions Blazer Badge.
The Royal Arms of England Three lions are the arms first adopted in a fixed format the start of the age of heraldry (circa 1200) as personal arms by the Plantagenet kings who ruled England from 1154. In the popular mind they have come to symbolise the nation of England. The Blazon of the Arms of Plantagenet is: Gules three lions Passant guardant in pale or armed and langued azure, signifying three identical gold lions (also known as leopards) with blue tongues and claws, walking past but facing the observer, arranged in a column on a red background. Although the tincture azure of tongue and claws is not cited in many blazons, they are historically a distinguishing feature of the Arms of England. This coat, designed in the high middle ages, has been variously combined with those of the Kings of France, Scotland, a symbol of Ireland, the House of Nassau and the Kingdom of Hanover, according to dynastic and other political changes occurring in England, but has not altered since it took a fixed form in the reign of Richard I of England (1189–1199), the second Plantagenet king.