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I Eat Swans Mug



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Just in case you didn't know, the queen technically owns a lot of swans.

This is because a law from the 12th century declared all swans be forfeited to the king except those belonging to the most privileged. Swans were a delicious delicacy and status symbol, only owned by the king or aristocratic landowners who marked their swans with a crest. Any escapee swans 'flying at liberty' automatically belonged to the crown.

In 2007 artist Mark McGowan took the law into his own hands and dared to eat a swan.

But we all now know that it is only the queen who can fully exclaim 'I Eat Swans!'

A vital addition to all royal mug collections, designed by Scot Burgoyne.

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