Market Harborough
U3A Millennium Tapestry

The Royal Coat of Arms

This is to be seen in St. Dionysius Church and was erected at the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660. A particularly fine example, it is made of plaster and can be found over the Chancel Arch. It is thought that this Royal Coat of Arms is so splendid (it cost 30, a huge amount at the time!) as a kind of recompense for the town's support of the Parliamentarian cause during the Civil War, especially as it is said that Cavalier prisoners were kept overnight in the Church after the Battle of Naseby.

Title Embroiderer Designer
Royal Coat of Arms  Peggy Cliff Sheila Pendered