Hurts (blue [roundels]) the same authority considers berries, and most heralds have taken them to be those diminutive things, whortleberries… But I am rather inclined with Leigh to consider them representations of the ‘black and blue’ contusions resulting from the “clumsy thumps” of war.
From The Curiosities of Heraldry by M. A. Lower Certainly one of the most curious coats of arms I have ever encountered, the figure in the arms of the See of Chichester has been described as various saints, the mythical figure … Continue reading →
From The Curiosities of Heraldry by M. A. Lower Dexter shield: Echingham of Echingham, azure a fret argent with the crest on a wreath of the colors a demi-lion rampant argent Sinister shield: Jefferay of Chiddingly, azure fretty or, on a chief argent … Continue reading →