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Britain Has Over 600 Red Lion Pubs...What is a Red Lion?

Britain Has Over 600 Red Lion Pubs...What is a Red Lion?

Old Aug 26th, 2014, 06:16 AM
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>>I decided there and then to have a drink in EVERY SINGLE ONE. so far I have been in 493 as far North as Fochabers Scotland and down to Penzance, the Isle Of Wight, East to the Norfolk Broads and West to Cardigan
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Old Aug 26th, 2014, 07:44 AM
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It's a lion that is red!
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Old Aug 26th, 2014, 11:15 AM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_of...e_of_Lancaster

See the coat of arms with a lion on it.
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Old Aug 26th, 2014, 12:01 PM
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Didn't John of Gaunt change his coat of arms when he gave up his claim to Leon (the lion in his arms) in 1388?

John of Gaunt had three different set of coats of arms, using the Leon/Catille quartering only during the 17 year he was married to Constance of Castille. His personal device wan't the lion, but three ostrich feathers - and there's no evidence the lion was ever associated with him personally.
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Old Aug 26th, 2014, 12:11 PM
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How many Three Ostrich Feathers pubs are there in Britain?
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>>How many Three Ostrich Feathers pubs are there in Britain?
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Quote PatrickLondon: "Most such pubs will have been built during the long period when the title was held by her son Albert Edward (Edward VII).

Has Victoria become "She-who-must-not-be-named"?

When did that happen?

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3 Ostrich Feathers come from the Black Prince via his mother's family
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>>Has Victoria become "She-who-must-not-be-named"?
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"3 Ostrich Feathers come from the Black Prince via his mother's family"

Not quite.

John of Gaunt and the Black Prince shared a mother (as brothers so often do), and the ostrich feathers do seem to have arrived here through her. The two brothers coloured the feathers on their arms differently - and of course Edward had them first, being the older.

But though no doubt Edward III and his wife Philippa forced baby John to wear brother Edward's castoff jumpsuits and toddler-sized jousting armour once Edward grew out of then, armorial bearings just don't get handed down like that.
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