The Pursiuvant of Arms, or Heraldry Founded Upon Facts

The Pursiuvant of Arms, or Heraldry Founded Upon Facts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...d'or." In Charles's Roll they are more numerous; as an example from it, I give you the coat of William d'ERNE Arms of D'Erneford, from Charles's Roll. Ford; Erne signifying an Eagle, and for that reason being borne by Erne of Lancashire, and others, whose names contain that syllable. William d'Ernfeld, in the same roll, bears what is called in Heraldry a Vol, i. e. two Eagle's wings, conjoined thus: --It is a singular fact that in this roll there are four Beauchamps named, not one of whom bear the well-known Beauchamp coat: --In the reigns of Edward I and II, we find the bearers of Eagles greatly encreased, and amongst them the notorious Gaveston (vide p. 91, ) and Ralph de Monthermer, Earl of Gloucester, second husband of Joan, surnamed of Acre, daughter of Edward I, and widow of Gilbert the Red, Earl of Gloucester. The Alerion, Alario, Latin. John of Salisbury, who wrote, in the reign of Henry II, a work called "De Nugis Curialis," describes an Alerion to be a larger sort of Eagle, but modern heralds have chosen to debase the bird into an Eaglet deprived of its claws and beak, while some confound it with the martlet, stating that the Alerion is the same bird with its wings extended or displayed. I think we had better take the opinion of John of Salisbury. Alerions are first found, perhaps, in the arms of the Duchy of Lorraine, which are blazoned Or on a Bend gules, three Alerions argent, and even Camden has condescended to repeat the fable, that they were assumed in commemoration of an extraordinary shot made by Godfrey de Boulogne, "who at one draught of his bow, shooting against David's Tower in Jerusalem, broched three feetless birds, called Alerions, upon his arrow, and thereupon assumed in his shield, or, three John more

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