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Offline cdm

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Looking for Arthurian heraldry
« on: April 11, 2018, 09:34:30 AM »
Has anyone got any really good links, guides, hints, tips etc on the heraldry of Arthur and his opponents?

I had started collating it myself, lost a PC, and I'm too lazy to try and rebuild it all.

Looking for stuff so I can make retinues etc for a larger scale Arthurian based battles. I'll be using heretical late medieval figures like the movie, and I'm open to anything slightly non 'canon' if someone's done some detailed alternate reality Arthur :)

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Offline cdm

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Re: Looking for Arthurian heraldry
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 10:44:18 AM »

Offline Metternich

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Re: Looking for Arthurian heraldry
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2018, 09:51:08 PM »
If you mean Mort de Arthur sort of heraldry (which technically would be fantasy) :

http://www.gspendragon.com/armscollectedtext.html

Offline charla51

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Re: Looking for Arthurian heraldry
« Reply #4 on: Today at 11:17:40 AM »
If you're refering to the 'historical' Dark Age Arthur, then the heraldry is anybody's guess.

Mounted Gododdin warriors supposedly carried 'white' or 'limed' shields.

If you're refering to the 'image of Mary' Arthur is said to have carried, that is a later interpolation, since historically when Arthur is supposed to have flourished,  the cult of Mary was just a 'kickstarter' in the Eastern Mediterrrean.

Offline Belisarius

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Re: Looking for Arthurian heraldry
« Reply #5 on: Today at 11:53:16 AM »
I would recommend reading Bernard Cornwall’s  Arthurian  trilogy .  Apart from the great story he gives different shield patterns / flags  for each minor kingdom or faction .  It’s all fantasy anyway , there was no “ heraldry  “ as we would know it in this period .