[ANSTHRLD] arms - your thoughts

Kingdom Webminister vscribe at ansteorra.org
Wed Aug 20 09:49:47 PDT 2008

That begs another question .... what was the intent of the namers of our
Kingdom for our Kingdom's "Persona"? I.E. Is the name Ansteorra supposed to
be Celt or Welsh or ... what?

And yes Robin I agree with you on the supporters, I did bring up that the
lion was very weak looking in a roundabout way. :)

HE Chiara Francesca
Kingdom WebMinister, Ansteorra

> -----Original Message-----
> From: heralds-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org [mailto:heralds-
> bounces at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of Jay Rudin
> Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 6:15 AM
> To: Heralds List, Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc.
> Subject: Re: [ANSTHRLD] arms - your thoughts
> I guess I have to be the one to say it.
> First of all, the supporters are too small.  They should be about
> bigger in
> all dimensions, with the lion's neck at about the level of the top of
> the
> shield.
> But the essential fact is this: this is *great* modern heraldic art.
> Its
> style is like nothing that would ever have been seen before 1600.  It
> could
> not have existed even fifty years ago.
> I repeat -- they're beautiful.  If these were the arms of a 21st
> century
> corporation, it would be perfect.  But are they the right symbol for a
> medieval / Renaissance kingdom?
> Robin of Gilwell / Jay Rudin
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