Heraldry, Historical and Popular

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Richard Bentley, 1864 - Devices (Heraldry). - 547 pages
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Page 348 - 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 358 - Az., an archiepiscopal staff, in pale, arg., ensigned with a cross patee or, surmounted by a pall of the second, fimbriated and fringed gold, and charged with four crosses forme'es fitche'es sa.
Page 429 - 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 300 - 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 252 - Heralds that before the adoption of regular coata-of-arms there existed in Europe merely what were termed Badges, that is, " figures or devices assumed for " the purpose of being borne either absolutely alone, or "in connection with a Motto, as the distinctive cognizance " of an individual or a family.
Page 112 - 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.
Page 131 - Heralds, under the authority of Royal Commissions, for the purpose of inquiring into all matters connected with the bearing of Arms, Genealogies, and similar subjects, for collecting information, and for drawing up authoritative Records.
Page 343 - ... representation of the Register of the Order enamelled in crimson, relieved with gold, charged with two gold pens in saltire enamelled proper, the whole surmounted with a crown, over a small compartment with the letters GR III. The Herald: GARTER KING-OF-ARMS (the principal officer of arms). His Badge is of gold, having on both sides the arms of ST. GEORGE impaled with those of the Sovereign, encircled with the Garter, the whole enamelled and ensigned with the Imperial crown. And the Usher of...
Page 441 - 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 354 - Turkish, whose signification is "zeal, honor, and loyalty," and the date 12G8, the Mohammedan year corresponding to 1852 ; the sultan's name is inscribed on u gold field within this circle. The first three classes suspend the badge round the neck from a red ribbon having green borders, and the fourth and fifth classes wear it attached to a similar ribbon on the left breast.

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