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Author Topic: PRACTICAL CHIVALRY IN THE TWELFTH CENTURY: THE CASE OF WILLIAM MARSHAL  (Read 6569 times)

Timothy

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[br Barry Or and Vert surmounting a Bend counterchanged],
a Lion rampant armed and langued Gules
 an Orle of eight Trefoils slipped Sable counterchanged Or .

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Wow! That's a reader! Bookmarking it for later. Awesome find BTW ;)
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I'll give it a look over, anything about the Marshal is worth reading at least once.  Well, I haven't read anything about him that wasn't so far, hence the remark.
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