If I were a proud owner of an English public house, that, gentlemen, would be its name. In obeyance to King Richard II, who enacted in 1393 legislation stating "Whosoever shall brew ale in the town with intention of selling it must hang out a sign, otherwise he shall forfeit his ale", I would happily hang my heart and soul, The Crown and Beaver.
The Dominion Coat of Arms, 1908
The pub is a central part of English-speaking life and culture, and one of the glories of good living with good food and drink and a jovial social atmosphere. Regulars at my pub would regularly toast the Queen, test the loyalty of new visitors and expose clandestine republicans through jokes, puns, teasing, wit, banter and backchat. They would quickly learn how to celebrate the Crown in the spirit of a good time was had by all.