Arms of Villalgordo del Júcar, Spain

Villalgordo del Jucar

In use since at least 2007

Blazon: Per fess azure a tower or windowed gules, issuant from the battlements a demi-figure of a king of the second and argent between four trees eradicated 2 and 2 proper two bendlets sinister wavy azure


Arms of ‘Randolph Fitzwright’ and ‘Maud de Gant’

Fitzwright Gant

From p30 of Lacies Nobilitie by Sir John Ferne (1586)

Blazon: Per pale, baron and femme; the first gules two bendlets engrailed vert, the second or three barrulets azure surmounted by a bend gules

Ferne presents the coat without any special commentary, besides noting that Gilbert de Gant had chosen to bestow the earldom on his daughter rather than on his son Walter – an unusual choice for the time, and evidently intended to make her more marriageable. Unfortunately, I cannot find any evidence that either of the individuals to whom these arms are attributed existed. It does not seem that, as Ferne asserts, Gilbert de Gant had a daughter named Maud, and even Ferne seems to gloss over the Fitzwright family; it takes less than a full sentence for the earldom of Kyme to pass through the Fitzwrights and to the Umfravilles, whose male line would eventually die out. It might be feasible that Ferne mixed up the names, and meant to write that Lucy, William de Gant’s sister, brought her titles into the Umfraville family; however, the text refers to Fitzwright and Robert Umfravill, Earl of Angus as distinct individuals.

Arms of Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee, Austria

Bad Goisern

Granted 1952

Blazon: Per fess I argent a dragon passant reguardant sable armed and langued gules, II per pale vert on a bend wavy or two bendlets wavy sable and paly of four argent and gules


Arms of Richard Brewar, Earl of Devonshire

From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586) p231

Blazon: Gules two bendlets wavy or

Ferne calls these canting arms because “the bends be wavy, which represents the surges and waves of water: an Element wherewith Brewer, are very busy.”


Arms of the Duke of Burgundy

From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586) p218

Blazon: Azure three bendlets or within a bordure gules.

Ferne claims that this coat was granted to Sanxon, the first duke of Burgundy, by Charlemagne.


Arms of Kleines Wiesental, Germany

Granted 2014

Blazon: Or two points dexter and sinister gules, a pine tree proper, in base a bendlet wavy azure and a like bendlet sinister conjoined in base


Arms of Altenmarkt an der Triesting, Austria

Granted 1983

Blazon: Per fess per fess embattled gules and argent of the last five oak leaves conjoined in base vert and of the first three bendlets of the second