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Re: More heraldry questions
Poster: Mark Schuldenfrei <schuldy@abel.MATH.HARVARD.EDU>
Yes!! 'Twould be most passing fair! Only one thing gives this herald
pause, good Baron. You say:
>have a Lieutenant carrying a Lieutenant bearing the arms of Storvik,
>followed by two Ancients carrying Ancients bearing the personal arms
>of Brenna and myself.
Do I misunderstand? Are you proposing a piggy-back procession? Or perhaps
the more dignified form of a sedan chair?
Nope, he has it right. The flag name for Lieutenant passed as a title onto the
bearer. There is also a type of flag called an Ancient, and some old fogey
could carry it for him. (:-)
I wish I had a better etymological dictionary at work than I do. How the
notion of tenancy, and "in lieu of" became the flag, became the bearer, became
a commissioned officer, could well be fascinating. But I just don't have the
tools here to check it out.
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