Welsh Dragon® Milestones® Bead Charm
Item Code: 3SLLC52
The Welsh Dragon® has been a symbol of Wales for over 1,000 years.
The oldest recorded use of the dragon to symbolise Wales is from the Historia Brittonum, written around 830 ad. The fabled battle standard of King Arthur, who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against the Saxons in the early 6th century.
In 1485 after the Battle of Bosworth, the Red Dragon was established as the symbol of the Welsh people by Henry Tudor, an acknowledgement to the Welsh who had made the victory over Richard III possible.
Over 400 years later, the Red Dragon became officially recognised as a symbol of Wales – the design for the iconic Welsh flag received Royal assent by Queen Elizabeth II in 1959.
The ideal addition to any charm bracelet, the Welsh Dragon® charm includes rare Welsh gold.
This bead charm fits most Pandora, Chamilia and Trollbead bead charm bracelets.