29 January 2013

The Yale of Beaufort at Kew

I'm not sure why a mythical white beast with gold spots and swivelling horns would be considered sufficiently imposing to be an important heraldic device for generations of British Royals. Especially as depicted here, looking like he's about to throw up. A condition I can entirely relate to, having yesterday contracted the stomach flu raging through Cape Town. Sadly, although I am quite white already, no gold spots have appeared.

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