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By the 19th century, unicorns came to represent Scotland, and lions, England. To this day, they’re both shown on the United Kingdom’s royal coat of arms. From “The British Unicorn” (1846):
The Lion is a terrible verity, says the world, and with his truthful strength, his awful looks, supports and watches the Royal Shield ; but the Unicorn is a nondescript nincompoop: a fib upon four legs: at the very best, a horned flam!