Quick announcement: I’m going to be moving this weekend, so I won’t be posting much. I’ll try to get some stuff in the queue, but I have a lot to do, so I can’t promise anything. I’ll be back next week, though!

Arms of Charles III

Duke of Parma and Piacenza 1731-1734, King of Naples and Sicily 1734-1759, King of Spain 1759-1788 (1716-1788)

Blazon: Tierced per fess; I per pale i per pale 1 or four palets gules (Aragon) and 2 per saltire a. and d. Aragon, b. and c. argent an eagle displayed sable, armed and langued gules (Sicily), ii per pale 1 gules a fess argent (Austria) and 2 azure semé de lis or within a bordure compony argent and gules (Burgundy ancien); II per pale i or six fleurs-de-lis azure in orle (Farnese) and ii or five torteaux in orle, in chief a roundel of France (Medici); III per pale i bendy of six or and azure within a bordure gules (Burgundy moderne) and ii sable a lion rampant crowned or, armed and langued gules (Brabant), pointé per pale or a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules (Flanders) and argent an eagle displayed gules armed and langued or (Tyrol); overall an escutcheon per quarterly I and IV gules a castle triple-towered or, windowed azure (Castile); II and III argent a lion rampant gules crowned or (León), enté en point argent a pomegranate proper seeded gules, slipped and leaved vert (Granada) and charged in the fess point with an escutcheon an escutcheon azure three fleurs-de-lis or within a bordure gules (Bourbon-Anjou)

Arms of Avon County Council, England

(abolished 1996)

Blazon: Per chevron gules and or, a dragon rampant counterchanged, a chief wavy barry wavy argent and azure

Crest: On a wreath argent and azure, a unicorn sejant erect or, armed, crined, tufted, and ungled sable, supporting a sword erect argent, hilted, pommeled, and enfiled by a crown or

Mantling: Azure lined argent

Supporters: Two sea-stags proper, each gorged with an ancient crown of fleurs-de-lis or and charged on the shoulder with a fountain