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Arms of the Duke of Aquitaine

From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586) p218

Blazon: Gules a lion passant guardant or

Ferne repeats the common trope that the arms of England originated from combining the arms of… 40 more words

Heraldry

The Holy Lance

Gone live today! My review of Andrew Latham‘s wonderful novel about the 3rd Crusade, The Holy Lance.

“It’s 1191 and Richard the Lionheart is leading the Crusaders against Saladin’s Muslim army. 102 more words

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Richard III to be honoured in France

Unexpected news has reached us from Saumur in the Loire valley. The local wine growers have decided to commission a top artist to honour Richard with a “reclining statue” (possibly an effigy) in nearby… 218 more words

The Burial Places of England's Kings and Queens

This post began as an attempt to visit as many of the burial places of the kings and queens of England as I could. I was intending to photograph each of the burial places and put them into this post. 1,026 more words

Medieval

This Week In History: July 6-12

July 6, 1189: Richard I is crowned King of England.

July 7, 1911: The United States, Great Britain, Japan, and Russia sign the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911 banning open-water seal hunting, the first international treaty to address wildlife preservation issues. 92 more words

Regency

Richard the Lionheart, Houses of Parliament

Richard Coeur de Lion is a Grade II listed equestrian statue of the 12th-century English monarch Richard I, also known as Richard the Lionheart, who reigned from 1189–99. 25 more words

Photography

Men of the Cross

“War, political intrigue and passion … heroes … friends and lovers … and the seeds for a new Robin Hood legend await you.”

A short while ago I was lucky enough to read and review a fabulous book on the 3rd Crusade. 53 more words

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