White Hart

  • Heraldry
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By Crusader1307

The ''White Hart'' is a Personal heraldic symbol of England's King Richard II (1377-1399). The term ''Hart'' is considered ''Old English'' for ''Stag'' or Male Deer. They were seen as ''powerful'' and ''regal''. To establish the symbols ''Royalty'', Richard II had a Golden Crown placed around the neck of The Animal. The ''Hart'' was painted white (seen as a pure color, free from ''stain''). The Animals Horns were also portrayed as Golden. The symbol was also one of the most popular among Pub (Public Drinking Houses) Owners as a ''Brand Identifier''.