Coat of Arms of King Charles II

Book Title: The book of common-prayer, and administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the Church of England : together with the psalter or psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches.

Author: Church of England.

Image Title: Coat of Arms of King Charles II

Description: King Charles II of England’s coat of arms (r. 1660-1685) contains a crowned lion (left), a symbol of England, and a unicorn (right), a symbol of Scotland. The crest (center) represents England, Scotland and Ireland: the three lions of England appear in the first and third quadrant, the lion of Scotland in the second, and the harp of Ireland in the fourth. The three fleurs-de-lis in the first and third quadrants signal an old claim to the French throne. The motto on the garter 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’) stretches across the bottom.

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