A Complete Body of Heraldry Volume 1

A Complete Body of Heraldry Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1780 edition. Excerpt: ... method, or form of government, " which they held very expedient and necessary. " All which, standing with their lordships "good liking, they humbly presented to be " rarified by their 'present authorities under " their hands and seals; so that from thence' forth the same might not be altered or frus" trated, but to be recorded in Chancery until " by parliament it might be made an act irre" vocable, to their lordships perpetual memory." The exordium of this book shewed some antiquity of the office, viz. " First, that it appeared to them, the corn"misiioners, that sundry ancient ordinances, " statutes, and decrees, had been made and estaU blished, as well by the most high and mighty " prince Thomas of Lancaster, duke of Cla" rence, &c. as by divers other Constablcs and " Earls Marshals of England succeeding, until " the time of Thomas late duke of Norfolk, " for the good estate, rule, and government, " of the office and officers of arms. " That it was manifest also, by a memorable " chapter holden by the Kings, Heralds, and " Pursuivants, at Roan in Normandy, in the " reign of king Henry the Fifth, what neces" sary orders were to be had and observed among " themselves and their successors for ever. U Further, that, in the time of Richard the " Third, the Kings, Heralds, and Pursuivants 4' of arms, were, by special charter under the l' great seal, of England, made one body poli' tick, in name and fact and collegiate at Gale" barbour in the city of London, confirming "therein Garter principal King of arms of " Englishmen, and Clarencie-ux and Norroy, ' Provincial Kings, by the name of the King ..".show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236986482
  • 9781236986481