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Miscellanea genealogica et heraldica

Miscellanea genealogica et heraldica

Heraldic Shield, Monument to Sir Nicholas Halswell, Goathurst, Somerset.

Heraldic Shield, Monument to Sir Nicholas Halswell, Goathurst, Somerset.

The six badges, Personal Emblems, of the wives of Henry VIII.-Left to right: Katharine of Aragon: a crowned Pomangranate, native of Spain. Anne Boleyn: a crowned falcon, the Boleyn falcon. Jane Seymour: a crowned pheonix, mythical creature representing immortality, Anna of Cleves: The badge of Cleves. Kathryn Howard: The Tudor Rose. Catherine Parr: Tudor rose sprouting a crowned maiden.

The six badges, Personal Emblems, of the wives of Henry VIII.-Left to right: Katharine of Aragon: a crowned Pomangranate, native of Spain. Anne Boleyn: a crowned falcon, the Boleyn falcon. Jane Seymour: a crowned pheonix, mythical creature representing immortality, Anna of Cleves: The badge of Cleves. Kathryn Howard: The Tudor Rose. Catherine Parr: Tudor rose sprouting a crowned maiden.

A detail from the Residenzschloß (residential castle) in Darmstadt, Germany.

A detail from the Residenzschloß (residential castle) in Darmstadt, Germany.

The coat of arms of the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I, dated 1536, at the Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria. (Photo; baruchova/flickr)

The coat of arms of the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I, dated 1536, at the Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria. (Photo; baruchova/flickr)

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