Arms of the House of Appiani of Aragon

Appiani of Aragon

In use since 1445?

Blazon: Per quarterly I and IV  lozengy argent and gules (Appiani), II and III per quarterly i and iv tierced per pale 1 barry of eight gules and argent (Hungary ancien), 2 azure semé de lis or (France ancien), and 3 argent a cross paté between four crosses or (Jerusalem), ii and iii or four palets gules (Aragon)

The alliance between the Appianis and the house of Aragon began (informally) in 1445, when Emanuele Appiani married Colia de’ Giudici, the illegitimate daughter of King Alfonso V of Naples. His great-grandson Jacopo V also married into the house of Aragon via Marianna of Aragon in 1510, though she died before she could bear any children.


Arms of Gabriel de Rochechouart


Marquis of Mortemart 1643-1663, duke of Mortemart 1663-1675 (1600-1675)

Blazon: Party of eight I gules a crescent vair (Maure), II azure three fleurs-de-lis or surmounted by a bendlet couped gules (Bourbon), III gules nine mascles 3, 3, and 3 or (Rohan), IV barry of ten argent and azure, three chevronels gules (La Rochefoucauld); V argent a serpent nowed azure, crowned or, and devouring a child gules (Milan), VI gules a chain in saltire, cross, and orle or, charged with a center point vert (Navarre), VII gules a pale vair (des Cars), VIII ermine (Bretagne); overall in the fess point an escutcheon barry nebuly of six argent and gules (Rochechouart)

Arms of Antoine de Crussol


Count of Uzès 1546-1566, duke of Uzès 1566-1573, count of Crussol 1572-1573 (1528-1573)

Blazon: Per quarterly I and IV per pale i barry of six or and vert (Crussol) and ii or three chevronels sable (Levis), II and III per pale i azure three molets of five points in pale or (Gourdon) and ii or three bendlets gules (Genouillac); overall in the fess point an escutcheon gules three bendlets or (Uzès)

Arms of the Earl of Kent


From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586) p243

Blazon: Barry of six argent and azure, in chief three torteaux

“Let me say this, that this coat-armor being Barry, is interpreted by some learned in blazon, to represent to the bearer, force, valour, courage, or wisdom, whereby he hath repelled any peril or danger imminent to his country or sovereign; the Barre… is taken in the like signification.”

Arms of François XII Alexandre Frédéric de La Rochefoucauld


Count of La Rochefoucauld 1747-1765, duke of Liancourt 1765-1827, duke of La Rochefoucauld 1814-1827 (1747-1827)

Blazon: Per quarterly I and IV gules a bend argent (de Roye), II and III or a lion rampant azure, armed and langued gules; overall in the fess point an escutcheon barry of ten argent and azure, three chevronels gules (La Rochefoucauld)