Regent colours

To: "Peter Marsh" <>, "Stephen Ambrose" <>, "'Shirley Cook'" <>, "'birding-aus'" <>
Subject: Regent colours
From: "Russ Lamb" <>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 12:55:05 +1000
My understanding is that when an English monarch died and his/her successor was a child (ie a minor too young to rule in his/her own right), a regent was appointed (?by Parliament,?House of Lords) to make decisions usually made by a monarch. To distinguish the regent from all the other lords, nobles, hangers-on in the royal court he exclusively wore garments of black and gold. So the combination of those two colours created the association with the word "regent".

Russ Lamb, Maleny,SEQ

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