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ancient argent armorial bearings arms of England arms of Scotland augmentation badge banner banneret battle Beaufort bend bezants blazoned bore borne canton castle charged chevron chief coat of arms collar colour crescent crest cross of St device dexter side differenced displayed Duke eagle Earl Edward Edward III Edward the Confessor England ensigns entitled escutcheon example fess field figures fleurs-de-lis fourth Garter George granted guardant gules Hatchments head heiress helmet Henry VIII heraldic heraldry honour House of York husband impaled John of Gaunt King knighthood knights knights bachelors label of three lions of England Lord mantle motto Nevill pale passant paternal arms pennon placed Plate Prince quarter quarterly Queen rampant reign represented riband Richard Richard II rose royal arms saltire seal second and third semee shew shewn shield sinister side sovereign supporters surcoat surmounted sword three lions tincture vert wife
Page 143 - Majesty's Licence and Permission doth not authorise, and shall not be deemed or construed to authorise, the assumption of any style, appellation, rank, precedence, or privilege, appertaining unto a Knight Bachelor of these Realms.
Page 122 - Bonnet : and that the Union Flag shall be Azure, the Crosses Saltire of St. Andrew and St. Patrick Quarterly, per Saltire counterchanged Argent and Gules : the latter fimbriated of the second, surmounted by the Cross of St. George of the third, fimbriated as the Saltire.
Page 3 - Battel; it was expedient, that by some other meanes their persons should be notified to their friends and followers. Necessity, therefore, requiring it, they depicted upon their Shields (which were borne for the defence of their bodies) as also upon their Surcoats of Silke, Banners, Penons, etc., certain Badges, that might make them known at a distance from each other.
Page 66 - Percy; the former of which he accordingly assumed, and retained his own paternal coat, in order to perpetuate his claim to the principality of his father, should the elder line of the reigning duke, at any period, become extinct. The matter is thus stated in the great old pedigree, at Sion House: "The ancient arms of Hainault this Lord Jocelyn retained, and gave his children the surname of Perci.
Page 104 - ... displayed sometimes a greyhound courant and collared ; and at others, after the siege of Boulogne, a white swan, the arms of that city. Queen Mary, before her accession, adopted the red and white roses, but added a pomegranate, to show her descent from Spain ; but, on assuming the sceptre, she took " Winged Time drawing Truth out of a pit," with " Veritas temporis filia
Page 184 - Azure, an episcopal staff in pale argent, ensigned with a cross patie or, surmounted by a pall of the second edged and fringed of the third, charged with four crosses formee fitchee sable.
Page 144 - III. ; but it seems more so that it was by Henry V., who preferring the herald of his brother Thomas, Duke of Clarence, constable of the army, created him a king of arms, by the title of Clarenceux (in Latin written Clarentius), and placed the south part of England under his care.
Page 72 - In his own country the king granted these honourable augmentations to his armorial ensign : a chief undulated, argent; thereon waves of the sea; from which a palm tree issuant, between a disabled ship on the dexter, and a ruinous battery on the sinister, all proper...
Page 113 - Dexter, a lion rampant guardant or, crowned as the crest ; sinister, a unicorn argent, armed, crined, and unguled or, gorged with a coronet composed of crosses pattées and fleurs-de-lis, a chain affixed thereto, passing between the fore-legs, and reflexed over the back, of the last.