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Archive for March 2018

The battle of where?… Fulford?

Battle of Fulford

The Battle of Fulford isn’t one that gets chatted about over breakfast regularly. It’s not well known, and is often considered just another minor clash against the Norse. But though it was sadly a battle lost to the Vikings, it was definitely more just an unfortunate badge to concede. For the outcome at Fulford actually…

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Heraldry; The Crest

Heraldry; The Crest

The Crest If one starts looking at a coat of arms, after the actual shield itself, the crest is the next most important part. The heraldic crest, based on a cockerel’s comb (Latin crista) sat above the wreath or tort, made from twisted fabric. Roman legionaries would have a ‘Mohican’ style crest of dyed fur…

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Language of Heraldry

Language of Heraldry

A Brief introduction to the Language of Heraldry The language of heraldry is a unique form of describing a system of shapes, colours and symbols that are expressed in a standardised form when describing a coat of arms. In the 13th and 14th Century when closed helmets were the new design in fighting armour, it…

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