E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
of Kings Bromley Manor, Staffordshire, bears in a canton the Arms of England. This honour was granted to Colonel John Lane, for conducting Charles II. to his fathers seat after the battle of Worcester. (See next paragraph.)
Jane Lane, daughter of Thomas and sister of Colonel John. To save the King after the battle of Worcester, she rode behind him from Bentley, in Staffordshire, the ancient seat of the Lanes, to the house of her cousin, Mrs. Norton, near Bristol. For this act of loyalty the king granted the family to have the following crest: A strawberry-roan horse saliant (couped at the flank), bridled, bitted, and garnished, supporting between its feet a royal crown proper; motto, Garde le Roy.