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The Royal Tudor Beasts
 
 

THE ROYAL TUDOR BEASTS

The Royal Tudor Beasts Collection

When the House of Lancaster overcame the House of York following the Wars of the Roses, a formidable dynasty was born. Henry VII, following his matrimonial union with Elizabeth of York to unite the houses, was keen to emphasise the legitimacy of his reign.

Ten stone beasts line the Moat Bridge of Hampton Court Palace representing the lineage of Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour. Consisting of real beasts and mythical creatures, we honour the heraldic symbols of one of the nation’s most powerful dynasties in The Royal Tudor Beasts Collection.

The Making of a Dynasty

The Making of a Dynasty

Standing fierce and foreboding on the Moat Bridge of Hampton Court Palace, the Seymour Panther was likely gifted to Jane Seymour by Henry VIII from the treasury of royal beasts.

Lion of England Bullion

Lion of England Bullion

The Royal Mint is celebrating the Royal Tudor Beasts in a new bullion coin collection, which starts with the king of the Royal Beasts – the Lion of England.

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence, an illustrator and sculptor with more than 30 years of experience that includes coin design, is the designer for all ten coins that will comprise The Royal Tudor Beasts Collection.

Royal Tudor Beasts Collection

Secure all ten coins today by purchasing the first coin in The Royal Tudor Beasts Collection, The Seymour Panther 2022 UK Coin, and sign up for the ten-coin collection at the same time.

The Lion of England

One of the oldest and most iconic beasts in heraldic art. Used on the shield of England for as long as one has existed, the lion first appeared in heraldry in the twelfth century.

The Seymour Panther

Symbolising the strength of the union between Henry VIII and his third wife, Jane Seymour, the Seymour Panther is the first coin in a ten-coin collection honouring the Royal Tudor Beasts.

The Royal Tudor Beasts

This regal ten-part collection begins with the Seymour Panther and the Lion of England. Over the next five years exquisite designs in honour of the Bull of Clarence, the Tudor Dragon, the Greyhound of Richmond, the Royal Dragon, the Yale of Beaufort, the Seymour Unicorn, the Queen’s Panther, and the Queen’s Lion will follow.

DISCOVER THE ROYAL TUDOR BEASTS

 The Royal Tudor Beasts Collection

The Royal Tudor Beasts Collection

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Meet the Maker – David Lawrence

MEET THE MAKER – DAVID LAWRENCE

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15 Fun Facts About Henry VIII

15 FUN FACTS ABOUT HENRY VIII

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 The Making of a Dinasty

THE MAKING OF A DYNASTY

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