Coat of Arms of Charles II

Book Title: Thysiasterion [romanized form of greek letters] vel scintilla altaris. Primitive devotion, in the feasts and fasts of the Church of England, by Edward Sparke

Author: Sparke, Edward, d. 1692

Image Title: Coat of Arms of Charles II

Description: The coat of arms of Charles II (1630-1685), contains a crowned lion (left), over which grows a Tudor rose, both symbols of England, and a unicorn (right), over which grows a thistle, both symbols of Scotland. The crest (center) represents England, Scotland and Ireland, with the three lions of England appearing in the first and third quadrant, the lion of Scotland in the second and the harp of Ireland in the fourth The motto surrounding the crest reads: HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE (‘Evil to him who evil thinks’). Charles II’s motto: DIEU ET MON DROIT (‘God and my right’) is across the bottom.

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