Heraldry, Historical and Popular

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Winsor and Newton, 1863 - Heraldry - 427 pages
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Page 307 - Jewel is of gold, and oval ; surrounding it is a wreath of shamrock proper on a gold field ; within this is a band of sky-blue enamel charged with the motto of the order...
Page 309 - The collar to be of gold, weighing thirty ounces troy weight, and composed of nine imperial crowns, and eight roses, thistles, and shamrocks issuing from a sceptre, enamelled in their proper colours, tied or linked together by seventeen gold knots, enamelled white, and having the badge of the order pendent from it.
Page 69 - PLANCH 6 supposes the origin of the Fleur-de-lis, or Fleur-de-luce, to have been a rebus, signifying the " Flower of Louis," and adds that "Clovis is the Frankish form of the modern Louis, the C being dropped, as in Clothaire, Lothaire, No. 230. No. 231. No. 232. No. 233. etc.
Page 269 - In his banner were three leopards courant, of fine gold, set on red — fierce, haughty, and cruel: thus placed to signify that, like them, the King is dreadful, fierce, and proud to his enemies; for his bite is slight to none who inflame his anger — not but that his kindness is soon rekindled towards such as seek his friendship or submit to his power.
Page 384 - High Court of Justice shall be constituted as follows : — The first Judges thereof shall be the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Chief Justice of England, the Master of the Rolls, the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, the...
Page 383 - Committee, consisting of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Archbishop of York, the Archbishop of Armagh, the Archbishop of Dublin, the Bishop of London, the Bishop of Durham, the Bishop of Winchester, the Bishop of Lincoln, the...
Page 351 - ALIANORE, daughter of THOMAS HOLLAND, Earl of Kent, and widow of ROGER MORTIMER, fourth Earl of March...
Page 128 - THE WREATH upon which the crest is generally borne, is composed of two cords of silk interwoven or twisted together, the one tinctured of the principal metal, and the other of the principal color in the arms. The wreath, in ancient times was used to fasten the crest to the helmet. It is circular, but, when depicted is shown in profile or side view. THE...
Page 266 - Charles V. of France, with a view apparently to distinguish between his own arms and the fleurs-de-lys borne by the English claimants of his crown, reduced the number of his fleurs-de-lys to three only. The same change was effected by Heury IV. in the...
Page 110 - In the middle ages ladies of rank wore similar mantles, and in many instances they were decorated with heraldic charges, in which case the mantle generally bore either the impaled arms of the lady and her husband, or her husband's arms only. Numerous examples exist in monumental effigies; as in the brass at Enfield, AD 1446, to LADY TIPTOFT (No.

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