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Alasdair Macleod
605679.  Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:50 pm Reply with quote

how many lions are on the english sections of the Royal Standard and/or the English football team's badge?

605686.  Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:08 pm Reply with quote

None - they're just 2d representations.

605687.  Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:12 pm Reply with quote

This royal standard has no english quadrant...

605702.  Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:48 pm Reply with quote

605761.  Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:43 am Reply with quote

Presumably Alasdair is aiming for the idea that their aren't any lions on the English football badge seeing as how they're leopards.

Although that could be open to some debate. We are, after all, talking about heraldry here, not zoology. At the time the rules of heraldry were laid down, leopards were thought to be a cross between a lion and a panther. Thus, heraldic leopards look remarkably similar to your actual lions. The terms "leopard" and "lion" in heraldry seem to be used almost interchangeably.


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