ST6432 : Sign for the White Hart, Castle Cary

taken 10 years ago, near to Castle Cary, Somerset, Great Britain

Sign for the White Hart, Castle Cary
Sign for the White Hart, Castle Cary
This sign is a combination of heraldry and history. The White Hart was on Richard II's coat of arms and he could be a belligerent and aggressive sort of chap. An innkeeper who displayed this sign was saying 'Don't burn my inn, I'm on your side'. Such was the level of toadying at this time, that the name White Hart became synonymous with inns, and people continued using it longer after Richard II was gone and it is still used today.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 25 January, 2008
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Pub sign   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 640 322 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:5.3166N 2:30.8632W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 640 322
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