The Queen's Beasts are ten heraldic statues representing the genealogy of Queen Elizabeth II, depicted as the Royal supporters of England. They stood in front of the temporary western annexe to Westminster Abbey for the Queen's coronation in 1953. Each of The Queen's Beasts consists of a heraldic beast supporting a shield bearing a badge or arms of a family associated with the ancestry of Queen Elizabeth II. They were commissioned by the British Ministry of Works from the sculptor James Woodford, who was paid the sum of £2,750 for the work. They were uncoloured except for their shields at the coronation. They are now on display in the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec.
The philosopher Thomas Hobbes wrote Leviathan. This is a rough summation of what Hobbes taught about a commonwealth and is the basis of what king charles resides over
. For Hobbes, instead, the solution of the problem of pride lies not in the
direct subjection to God but to a secular figure of mythical proportions: “the generation of that great Leviathan, or rather to speak more reverently, of that Mortall
god, to which we owe under the Immortal God, our peace and defence” 8
The idea that in the present time God is absent from history provides the rationale of this interpretation. The sovereign represents the image of a
God who is not present here and now and whose kingdom will not come until an
unknown future. Between the past and the future, the only way to trace the existence of God is the god-like figure of the sovereign. If God’s existence is to be
feared, then, it can only be feared through the power of he who has the authority
to interpret his word and speak in his name.
In his book " The Pentagons New Map" US military strategist under Donald Rumsfeld, Thomas Barnett declared the US military as the leviathan force, declaring our new doctrine of war Hobbesian in nature.
After WWI the german Kaiser was asked what it was that caused the war. His response
During his last year at Doorn, Wilhelm believed that Germany was still the land of monarchy and Christianity, while England was the land of classical liberalism and therefore of Satan and the Antichrist.