The elements of heraldry, by Mark Anthony Porny (Google eBook)

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Page 51 - ... for there may be more than one in an efcutcheon, placed in different parts thereof, whereas the fefs is limited to the centre-point ; but in this the French differ from them.
Page 166 - It is a round cap pointed and cleft at the top, from which hang two pendants fringed at both ends ; with this difference, that the bishop's mitre is only surrounded with a fillet of gold, set with precious stones ; whereas the archbishop's issues out of a ducal coronet. This ornament, with other...
Page 231 - A viscount is created by patent as an earl is ; his title is right honourable ; his mantle is two doublings and a half of plain fur; and his coronet has only a row of pearls close to the circle.
Page 83 - Wales, they flourished, until Richard Strongbow, Earl of Pembroke, their kinsman, engaged them to partake in his expedition to Ireland, in which Maurice Fitzgerald embarked, and was one of the conquerors of the kingdom. Sir William...
Page 1 - ... or families, as names do individuals. The famous C. Agrippa, in his treatife of the vanity of fciences, cap.
Page 85 - William I. in his expedition to England, and after the conqueft thereof was rewarded with large grants of lands in the foreft of Dean...
Page 158 - CROWN is a circle of gold, adorned with precious stones and pearls, heightened with fleurs-delis, bordered and seeded with pearls, raised in the form, of a cap, voided at the top like a crescent ; from the middle of the cap rises an arched fillet, enriched with pearls, and surmounted of a mound, whereon is a cross of pearls.
Page 86 - ... there was one among them who had nae pier, or no equal ; upon which, Donald took the name of Napier, and had in reward for his good services, the lands of Gosfield and other estates in the county of Fife.
Page 231 - VISCOUNT was anciently the name of an office under an earl, Vice Comes, who being oftentimes required at court, the viscount was his deputy to look after the affairs of the county ; but in the reign of Henry VI. it became a degree of honour, and was made hereditary. The first viscount in England, created by patent, was John, lord Beaumont, who was by the above-named king created viscount Beaumont, and given precedence above all barons.
Page 5 - France in 1330, on account of his being son to Isabella, sister to Charles IV. or the Fair, who...

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