Arms of César de Choiseul

Count of Hostel and Plessis-Praslin ?-1675, duke of Choiseul 1665-1675 (1598-1675)

Blazon: Per quarterly I gules a lion rampant or, armed and lanuged azure (Aigremont), II barry of six or and sable (Plessis), III argent a fess gules (Béthune), IV or a lion rampant sable (Flanders?), overall in the fess point an escutcheon azure a cross between eighteen billets, in chief 5 and 5 in saltire, in base 4 and 4 in orle or (Choiseul)


Of the Billet and Delf, of an exact and an oblong square, the allusion seems to have been to intrenchments, the billets may be fascines*, and the delf a sod of earth.

*Bundles of brushwood

– From Inquiries into the Origin and Progress of the Science of Heraldry in England by James Dallaway, p459 (1793)

Arms of Budleigh Salterton Town Council, England

Blazon: Gules upon water in base proper a single-masted ship with two sails furled or, flying from the mast a pennon and from the stern a flag of St. George, on a chief of the last three billets azure, the dexter and sinister charged with lions rampant and the center with two keys in saltire, all of the second

Crest: On a wreath of the colors in front of a beacon argent flamed proper, a griffin sejant or with the dexter claw upon an escutcheon gules charged with five lozenges conjoined in bend argent and in fess point a martlet sable

Mantling: Gules lined argent

Motto: Beau sejour ([have] a beautiful stay)