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Kirke’s Lambs

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The Queen’s Royal West Surrey. Called “Kirke” from Piercy Kirke, their colonel, 1682–1691; and “Lambs” from their badge, the Paschal Lamb the crest of the house of Braganza, in compliment to Queen Catharine, to whom they were a guard of honour in her progress to London.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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