The Red Dragon of Wales
Dragons are one of the best known mythical beasts. They are associated with strength, wisdom and power; these intimidating traits made the dragon a popular choice in heraldry.
The dragon was mentioned in Welsh chronicles as early as the sixth century, interwoven with the legend of King Arthur and his father Uther Pendragon. But it is the Red Dragon of The Queen’s Beasts that came to represent the nation of Wales, as an emblem of Owen Tudor, Henry VII’s grandfather.