The song Land of Hope and Glory is a traditional British patriotic song. Most Americans would recognize the tune as "Pomp and Circumstance", traditionally played at our graduation ceremonies.
Note the flowers around the rim: the Rose (England); Daffodil (Wales); and Thistle (Scotland). Do you know what landmark this is?
There are six cups and saucers in this set, and it is called the Traditional British Songs Series by Royal Albert. These songs represent England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond
Land of Hope and Glory
Men of Harlech
Road To The Isles
I first became aware of this series whilst browsing through teacups on eBay. (A Tea Lover can get into a lot of trouble doing that, you know!) I thought they were something a bit "different" so, over a period of time, I accumulated the set.
Obviously, these are no longer made and are highly collectible. Royal Albert created loads of "series" collections. I have not taken the time to research what year(s) these were produced, etc. Maybe one of these days I will.
Over the next few days, I will show you one teacup from the collection every day. Hope you enjoy!