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 →
The plain cross, or cross of St. George, is the most antient form of [the cross]; it differed, however, from the form now in use in having the horizontal bar placed higher than the centre of the upright.
-From The Curiosities of Heraldry by M. A. Lower
(Today the cross as described here would be termed a passion cross.)
Arms of Heinsberg, Germany Blazon: Per fess the first per pale gules a lion rampant crowned argent and or a lion rampant sable; the second of the second a cross flory of the first bearing in the center a flax-flower … Continue reading →
From The Curiosities of Heraldry by M. A. Lower This figure shows differencing as practiced in the Beauchamp family. The original arms, in I, are gules, a fess or; of Abergavenny (II), gules a fess between six cross crosslets or; of Holt (III), between … Continue reading →