[ANSTHRLD] Question about 3 Kings Heraldry

Tim McDaniel tmcd at panix.com
Thu Oct 24 21:00:55 PDT 2002

Got some answers about arms for Henry the Lion.


My initial idea: be anachronistic.  Quarter Bavaria
    Lozengy bendwise azure and argent.
and Saxony
    Barry sable and Or, a crancelin vert.
    (A crancelin is a bend engrailed on the upper edge the points
    trefly; it is usually enarched.)
both probably from after his time.


    From: dwfsmith at guernsey.net (David Smith)
    Newsgroups: rec.heraldry
    Subject: Re: Henry the Lion's arms?
    Date: 24 Oct 2002 03:55:26 -0700
    Message-ID: <748e9f13.0210240255.66c8cf80 at posting.google.com>

'Gules two lions passant guardant or' according to 'Royal Heraldry' by
the Pinches. He is popularly supposed to have adopted them from his
father-in-law Henry II of England. The arms are better known as those
of Brunswick and reappear in the English royal arms with the
Hanoverian succession.


    Message-ID:  <3DB7569E.65D4FD8C at stargate.pitt.edu>
    Date:         Wed, 23 Oct 2002 19:10:38 -0700
    From: Julia E Smith <julias at stargate.pitt.edu>
    Subject: Re: Arms of Henry the Lion?

I was just about to skip over this, and then I decided to look and...
what do you know?  He had a seal (depicted on p. 12 of Wagner,
_Heralds and Ancesters_), "<Field>, a lion rampant."  Of course, the
tinctures are a mystery.  There are several civic coats of arms that
theoretically have something to do with him (at least the folks who
recorded the arms assert so): on them the lions are either gules (one
each argent and Or) or azure.

Dunno if there are sources that give a blazon for him.

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