Macbeth: James I of England and Coat Essay

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King James I was the first Scottish monarch to use a unicorn, a symbol of purity, as part of his coat of arms. It is now part of the present-day coat of arms of the monarch. Horn is the code word for kingdom. 1. What does the lion represent Why would the rulers of England include so many of them on the Coat of Arms The 3 lions represent England. 2. What does the fleur-de-lis represent Why is it featured on the Coat of Arms of British rulers The fleur-de-lis represents the country, France. Its featured on the Coat of arms of British rulers because of the alliance that England and France hadthus they had the fleur-de-lis featured on their coat of arms. 3. Why is the Irish harp featured on the Coat of Arms Because King James I was also the ruler of Ireland 4. What does the unicorn represent Why would the rulers of England choose a unicorn to support their shield Because the unicorn represents extreme courage, virtue and strength. 5.Why does the unicorn have a chain around its neck The unicorn has a chain around its neck because it considered to be an untamed beast. 6. The Coat of Arms includes two phrases, Blessed are the peacemakers and Shame to him who evil thinks. Choose one of these phrases and explain why a ruler might want it included in a coat of arms. Shame to him who evil thinks is the motto of The Most Noble Order of the Garter, the highest order of chivalry in England and created in the 1300s. It means, Shame on him who thinks evil things. I personally believe…