Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Royal Mint Unveils The Red Dragon of Wales


Dragons are found in legends all over the world, and are associated with strength, wisdom and power.
The Red Dragon of Wales captures the spirit of the Welsh nation. The Red Dragon was an emblem of Owen Tudor, the grandfather of Henry VII. Henry’s troops carried the red dragon standard at the Battle of Bosworth.
The Red Dragon emerged from heroic traditions of King Arthur and his father Uther Pendragon, to become a Royal Beast of the Tudor monarchs. From there it has become the emblem of the modern Welsh nation.