Saxony play

In Spain a royal decree was set that no Escorial sheep were to leave the country. But in 1765 King Charles of Spain broke this decree and gifted his cousin, The Elector of Saxony, 100 of his Escorial sheep. Through careful breeding the Elector

of Saxony grew these flocks, the wool known as the most prized in the world at this time. During the Napoleonic wars the Escorial flocks were dispersed and lost, the only flocks left remained in Saxony.