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From: "Todd A. Farmerie" <>
Subject: Re: Amie de Gaveston Rebuttal - Part 4: A Damsel's Life
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 05:34:38 -0700
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Apsgemail wrote:
> [Brad wrote:]
> [quote:]
>>What was on the monument in 1858 was the following:
>>
>>1) On the shield in the left hand of the effigy, "viz., a cross
>>between, in the first and fourth quarters two cows passant, collared,
>>and belled, and in the second and third quarters three garbs."
>>2) On the front of the tomb itself are five coats of arms. The first,
>>to the very left, are the exact same arms that are on the shield the
>>effigy holds.
>>3) The second-to-the-left, "Six eaglets displayed."
>>4) The center coat of arms, "England."
>>5) The second-from-the-right, "France seme."
>>6) The very right coat of arms, "Castile and Leon quar

> Nobles in Bearn were frequently "ricombre de Navarre" [rico hombre], so I could
> see why the arms of England, France and Castille/Leon might have been included
> to indicate the countries in which he had interests.

This does not seem to follow, as Navarre was not linked to
Leon/Castile at this time. I think it more likely that (for some
reason) these are the arms of the King and two queens (Eleanor,
and either Margaret or Isabella) - perhaps the households with
which he had been associated.

taf


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