Saturday, 9 February 2013

Anne Boleyn's Falcon

Anne Boleyn's badge is packed with symbolism. The crown symbolises her elevated status as Queen of England. The falcon is normally associated with someone who does not rest until their goal is achieved - I must say that it fits perfectly with Anne. She was able to use it because her father was a descendant of the Earl of Ormonde who had a falcon on his badge.
The tree stump represents the bareness of the Tudor-stock in Henry's earlier life and the roses indicates that through her Henry will get many successors. The sceptre is a symbol of power given by God - only royalty was given this power.

Sometimes Anne's falcon has been depicted hacking on a pomegranate - the symbol of Catherine of Aragon.

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