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amongst ancestors ancient animals Archbishop Armour Badge Banners Baronets Barons beasts Bishops blazoned Blood blue borne centre century Chap chevron chief co-heirs Coat of Arms Cockade Collar College of Arms colour commence Common Charges Coronet Court Crest Crown Daughters descent dexter documents Duke Earl Edward Eldest Sons England English Ensign entitled Ermine Escutcheon Esquires Exeter fess field fleur-de-lis frequently Garter George George Redway George's Cross gold Gules Hatchment head heir helmet Henry Henry VIII Heraldry Heralds honour House of Lancaster impale issuant King of Arms Knights Bachelors Knights Commanders Ladies letters lines lion ramp livery Lord lozenge Marquess motto Mullets Office Officers of Arms Opinicus Order ordinary pale parish pedigree placed Pursuivants quarter rays reign represented ribbon Rose round Royal Saltire Seal Shield silver similar sinister Somerset House Sovereign Star tail tincture usually Viscounts wings worn Younger Sons
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 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.