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Coat of Arms
This famous name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational surname deriving from any one of the numerous places called Burton in England, found mainly in the midland and northern counties. Most of the places are recorded in the Domesday Book of 10.....
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contains an ever growing resource of articles pertaining to medieval times and topics. All articles are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. Here is a preview of our most recent article:
Heraldry in its most general sense encompasses all matters
relating to the duties and responsibilities of officers of arms. To most,
though, heraldry is the practice of designing, displaying, describing, and
recording coats of arms and badges. Historically, it has been variously
described as “the shorthand of history” (Fox-Davies) and “the floral border in
the garden of history” (Moncreiffe & Pottinger). The origins of heraldry lie in
the need to distinguish participants in combat when their faces were hidden by
iron and steel helmets. Eventually a system of rules developed into the modern
form of heraldry.
The system of bla ...
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Date: December 2023|
Subject: Medieval Update!
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Proverbs of the Moment
Gaelic Proverbs come primarily from the western Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and they have a distinctly rural or agricultural flavor which reflects
the society from which they were gathered. It is to be expected that many of them pertain to the weather, to the planting of crops, and to country life
in general. Others reflect the Gaelic love of company and hospitality, fear of poverty and laziness.
Phò mi luid air son a cuid, dh’ fhalbh a cuid is dh’ fhan an luid.
I married a trollup for her gear, Her gear is gone but she’s still here.
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Isle of Man
The Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin in Manx) or Mann (Mannin in
Manx), is a self-governing democracy located in the Irish Sea at the
geographical centre of the British Isles. Although it is not part of t.....
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