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A Wiltshire Passion for Cognizances, the Hungerford family and its allies

Author: Slater, Stephen

Cover Type: Journal issue
Year published: 2018

Description / Notes: In the fourteeenth and fifteenth centuries many of the great families of Wiltshire adopted badges based on agricultural and other utilitarian implements, some of them inherited from other houses. There is evidence for widespread usage of these devices in churches, although many examples are now lost, while others remain only as faint traces which can be difficult to discern. The earliest of the group is the Hungerford sickle. Dependent families of Troponell and Long took the ox yoke and the lock, respectively. Also considered are the padlock of Lovell, the tirret of Tocotes, the rudder of Willoughby of Broke, and the sledge of Stourton. High on the battlements of Seend church traces of the badges of Hungerford, Willoughby of Broke Beauchamp Lords St Amand and Bourchier have been found which date to the reign of Henry VII, all these families being allies and adherents of the House of Lancaster.
Series/Journal/Book Title: The Coat of Arms
Language: English

Edition / Issue No.: 235


Accession No./FMG ID S- : 4525
Volume: 4th ser. 1
Number of Pages / Range: 144-163
ISSN: 0010-003X


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