The Heraldry of the Early Fife Earls: kin-based succession and primogeniture
by Bruce McAndrew
The sigillographic and armorial evidence relating to the early earls of Fife has been analysed. The utilisation of a bend sable to differentiate senior and junior lines in the extended Fife kin group provides heraldic support for Guido’s hypothesis of the existence of two lines of Fife earls in the late 12th and early 13thcentury.
Foundations (2012) 4: 37-43 © Copyright FMG and the author