The coat-of-arms of Nitra is among a group of seals from counties whose “hereditary” counts were bishops, and therefore are dominated by a hagiographic theme. The current Coat-of-arms refers to one of several medieval legends surrounding St. Ladislaus, who was King of Hungary in 1077-1095. In this legend, he rescues a princess from the pagan Cumans, a local version of the story of St. George, the patron saint of knights, who saves a princess from a dragon, the embodiment of the devil and…
Effigy of Robert, at the Everingham tombs at Laxton- Robert Everingham, who died in 1287, was a baron in the reign of King Henry II. He made Laxton his principal home, and was the last of the chief lords of Laxton and hereditary chief keeper or custodian of the royal forests of Nottingham and Derby. Robert was a Knight of King Edward I, and possibly a participant in the crusade led by Prince Edward, 1270-74. From his effigy in stone it is likely that he was clad in armour of ring-mail.
7 rules of medieval knighthood that will change the way you look at chivalry
7 rules of medieval knighthood that will change the way you look at chivalry - People say "chivalry is dead" like that's a terrible thing. In the popular imagination, chivalry seems to harken back to some mythical era when armored knights rode about the land going on quests, saving maidens, and fighting evildoers. But chivalry is really a word "that came to denote the code and culture of a martial estate which regarded war as its hereditary profession," Maurice Keen writes in "Chivalry ."…
Manderston: Sir James Miller, 2nd Baronet. A Baronet is essentially an hereditary knight. The Miller fortune was made by James's father, who sold herring to the Russians. He also served as ambassador, so he was hardly uncouth. James married an aristocrat after he inherited Manderston, and transformed the house to conform with her lifestyle. Tragically, he died soon after the house was complete. JC
Gordon Kraft's Land Claim NORTH AMERICA incl Minerals. My birthplace, and birthdate plus Kraft Family Tree equal Hereditary Knight Commander of the Knights Templar, I hereby claim all rights, titles, lands and minerals of North America. As the grandchild of Charlemagne that would add Europe. Plus Emperor China. Game, Set, Match. Checkmate!
North West Hall: The Duke's Coronation robes and coronet are also on display, as is the baton of the Hereditary Master of the Royal Household in Scotland. The appointment dates from 1461 and the baton is still used today by the Duke for ceremonial occasions.