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An Emblematical View of the Constitutions of England and France

Engraving comparing British and French ideologies

Annotation

Similar to the two engravings of trees, this engraving contrasts English order with French anarchy. On the left, a lion (representing England) sits at the foot of a chiseled rock, part of which is labeled "Unanimity." A crown appears over the rock; a unicorn lies behind it. To the right, a multiheaded serpent representing France writhes around a broken flag reading "Anarchy."

How to Cite This Source

"An Emblematical View of the Constitutions of England and France," in World History Commons, https://worldhistorycommons.org/emblematical-view-constitutions-england-and-france [accessed August 6, 2022]