Pilgrim badge: Swan
Time period: 15th Century
Product Dimensions: 3.8cm width x 3.5cm height;
A Lancastrian symbol, used by the heirs to the throne, Henry of Monmouth and Edward, son of Henry VI.
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.