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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
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    Country: Great Britain

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    Quote Originally Posted by safeman View Post
    Might have something to do with the 'friendly' disputes between England and Scotland who are represented by the Lion for England and the Unicorn for Scotland.
    There is a Nursery Rhyme which goes .... The Lion & the Unicorn were fighting for the Crown, the Lion beat the Unicorn all around the town. A Scottish King, James VI had become James I of the whole country.
    Perhaps Milner felt that is was provocative to award the crown to the Lion.
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    You are very observant !!

  2. #12
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    Feb 2018
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    Country: France

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    thanks Safeman for this very interesting details

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