Queen Catherine’s coat of arms, incorporates the three lions of England and the fleurs-de-lys of France, it is lozenge shaped rather than shield-shaped. This signifies that she was a widow.

Fireside Glow

20 Comments CherryPie on Feb 3rd 2011

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  1. angus dei says:

    Just like the Castle CherryPie:)

  2. Marcie says:

    The light in this is absolutely stunning!

  3. MTG says:

    The French Queen dowager was so pretty that she captured powerful English hearts to the extent of making English bureaucrats very nervous.

  4. MTG says:

    ……and that fireplace will keep mum on ancient tales of royal romance…..

  5. jameshigham says:

    Lozenges signify a widow? I didn’t know that.

  6. Janice says:

    A very pretty coat of arms – I too did not know different shapes had different meaning.

  7. That’s interesting!
    Did Queen Victoria change hers into lozenge shape after Prince Albert’s death?

  8. Ginnie says:

    Wow. It’s beautiful, Cherie, and I just got my education…again.

  9. Peter says:

    This is a fabulous photo CherryPie….i like the soft tones and your use of light….i also enjoyed the history behind Queen Catherine’s coat of arms….peter:)

  10. Une belle lumière et un beau jeu d’ombres capturés… Bravo!