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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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