Practical Heraldry: Or, an Epitome of English Armory, Showing how and by Whom Arms May be Borne Or Acquired, how Pedigrees May be Traced Or Family Histories Ascertained (Google eBook)

Front Cover
G. Redway, 1889 - Heraldry - 250 pages
0 Reviews
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page i - As for nobility in particular persons, it is a reverend thing to see an ancient castle or building not in decay, or to see a fair timber tree sound and perfect; how much more to behold an ancient noble family, which hath stood against the waves and weathers of time!
Page 3 - Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the ensign of their father's house: far off about the tabernacle of the congregation shall they pitch.
Page 152 - Sons of all the younger Sons of Peers, and their eldest Sons in perpetual succession...
Page 52 - Greek legend, a monster with the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon.
Page 24 - BEND is an ordinary formed by two diagonal lines drawn from the dexter chief to the sinister base, and contains the third part, if charged ; and uncharged, the fifth of the field : it is supposed to represent a shoulder-belt, or a scarf.
Page 147 - Cross is composed of seven rays of silver, having a small ray of gold between each of them, and over all the cross of St. George, gules. In the centre is a representation of the Archangel St. Michael encountering Satan, within a blue circle, inscribed with the motto AFSPICIUM MELIORIS JEvi.
Page 243 - Vandyke appear to place the breathing originals before us. The earliest monumental effigy of an English sovereign is that of Henry II. in the Abbey of Fontevraud, Normandy.

Bibliographic information