Badges of Henry II of England

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From Inquiries into the Origin and Process of the Science of Heraldry in England by James Dallaway, p425

The left (a genet, or a small mammal resembling a civet or mongoose, between two broom plants, or genêt in French) is an allusion to Henry’s family name of Plantagenet, and the right, an escarbuncle, is derived from the arms of the House of Anjou.

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