Legendary arms of Maude, Empress of Germany*

Maude of Germany.

From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586) p222

Blazon: Gules two lions passant guardant or

Maude, or Matilda, was the only one of Henry I’s legitimate children who survived him. She fought Stephen of Blois for the English throne during the Anarchy (1135-1154), and her son ultimately succeeded as Henry II. During this period, England used the arms of Normandy.

*”Almaigne,” according to Ferne.


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