Heraldry, Historical and Popular (Google eBook)

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Winsor, 1863 - Heraldry - 487 pages
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Page 306 - 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 380 - 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 3 - when we drew near her, we put forth our ' ancient,' and she luffed up the wind to us." That celebrated piece of royal embroidery, the Bayeux tapestry, the handiwork of Matilda, the consort of William the Conqueror, and her ladies, exhibits a display of the military ensigns in use at the period of the conquest by the Norman invaders and the Saxon occupants of England. The examples I have given from it afford an idea of the shape and devices of the ensigns of the chieftains of the eleventh century.2...
Page 301 - Knights, and their banners, are among the most valuable and interesting heraldic records. The insignia of the Order are the Garter and motto, the Star, the Ribbon, and Badge, and the Collar with the George ; and the costume consists of the Surcoat, Hat, and Mantle. The Garter (No. 453) is charged with the Motto, "HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE," in letters of gold, with golden borders, buckle, and pendant.
Page 268 - 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 262 - 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 347 - ALIANORE, daughter of THOMAS HOLLAND, Earl of Kent, and widow of ROGER MORTIMER, fourth Earl of March...
Page 67 - 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 126 - 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 379 - Prime Minister"). The Lord President of the Council. The Lord Privy Seal. The great Officers of State precede all Peers of their own Degree (that is, if Dukes, they rank above all other Dukes; if Earls, in like manner, &c.) in the following order : The Lord Great Chamberlain (when in the actual performance of official duty). The Lord High Constable. The Earl Marshal. The Lord Steward of the Queen's Household. The Lord Chamberlain of the Queen's Household. The Secretaries of State. Then the Peers...

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