Pilgrim badge: Lion
Time period:Early 15th Century
Product Dimensions: 4.5cm width x 3.3cm height
The lion is shown passant gardant and is crowned. Widely regarded as ‘the lion of England’, the badge symbolises patriotism and loyalty.
Badge making did not only serve a religious market. It occupied a position in all aspects of life as for example, political and military to show allegiance, celebrate amorous intent, and indicate sporting interests, often with a satirical flavour.