Re: What happens when you 'disinherit' yourself?
- From: Tim Powys-Lybbe <tim@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 12:26:04 +0100
In message of 1 Sep, "Katheryn_Swynford" <katheryn_swynford@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Thank you, Tim!
> Whilst waiting to see what folks had to say on the issue, I went back
> to re-read (for a different reason) the FMG article on the Robessart
> tomb at Westminster and came upon the following statement:
> "Like so many arms at this period, which were territorial rather than
> I wonder if this means that perhaps in Hainault arms were attached to
> the land rather than the person or family?
Of course, I had forgotten about arms of an office. The earldom of
Gloucester, for instance, had its own arms, though the practice is not
totally clear. I think some of this only appeared in the early years
of heraldry when people were trying out different concepts. But
bishoprics definitely have their own arms and will be impaled to the
personal arms of an individual bishop.
Tim Powys-Lybbe tim@xxxxxxxxx
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