Heraldry, Historical and Popular

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Winsor and Newton, 1863 - Heraldry - 427 pages

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Page 273 - Collar, of gold, in weight thirty ounces ; it is composed of nine Imperial Crowns, and Eight Roses, Thistles and Shamrocks, issuing from a Sceptre, and enamelled proper, all linked together with seventeen knots enamelled argent, and having the Badge as a Pendant.
Page 348 - England, the Master of the Rolls, the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, the Lord Chief Baron...
Page 271 - 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 315 - The emblems of the four Evangelists: the angel of ST. MATTHEW, the winged lion of ST. MARK, the winged ox of ST. LUKE, and the eagle of ST. JOHN.
Page 229 - France, with a view apparently to distinguish between his own arms and the fleurde-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 HENRY IV in the 1st and 4th Quarters of the Arms of England ; and impressions of his Great, Seal, taken in the years 1406 and 1409 exist, which bear the quartered arms, (on banners instead of shields), charged with three fieurs-de-lys only. This modification of the French shield, which...
Page 233 - 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 10 - In tin! great and general Art Revival of our own times, Heraldry now appears to be in the act of vindicating its title to honourable recognition as an Art-Science, that may be agreeably as well as advantageously studied, and very happily adapted in its practical application to the existing condition of things. Pp. 336, handsomely printed, cloth extra, price 3s. 6d., Holidays with Hobgoblins; or, Talk of Strange Things. By DUDLEY COSTELLO. WITH...
Page 201 - 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 279 - 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.
Page 260 - They also displayed above their formidable lance a second banner of their own colors, white, charged with a red cross of the order, of eight points. In 1309, the Knights Templar were suppressed, and by a papal bull, dated April 3, 1312, their order was abolished. Numbers of the order were tried, condemned, and burnt alive or hanged, 1308-10 ; and it suffered great persecutions throughout Europe ; eighty-eight were burnt at Paris, 1310. The grand master, De Molay, was burnt alive at Paris, March,...

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