The heraldic charge borne by the seventh eldest son in a family.

The Rose

The heraldic charge borne by the seventh eldest son in a family.

"Or, three torteaux in bend. IN BEND. Figures placed in a slanting direction from the dexter chief to the sinister base are said to be in bend." -Hall, 1862

Roundlets in Bend

"Or, three torteaux in bend. IN BEND. Figures placed in a slanting direction from the dexter chief to…

"Five roundlets; two, one, two, in saltier. When there are many figures of the same species borne in coats of arms, their number must be observed as they stand, and properly expressed." -Hall, 1862

Five Roundlets

"Five roundlets; two, one, two, in saltier. When there are many figures of the same species borne in…

"Five roundlets; one, three, one, or in cross. When there are many figures of the same species borne in coats of arms, their number must be observed as they stand, and properly expressed." -Hall, 1862

Five Roundlets

"Five roundlets; one, three, one, or in cross. When there are many figures of the same species borne…

"Four roundlets, two over two. Some armorists call them cantoned as they form a square figure. When there are many figures of the same species borne in coats of arms, their number must be observed as they stand, and properly expressed." -Hall, 1862

Four Roundlets

"Four roundlets, two over two. Some armorists call them cantoned as they form a square figure. When…

"Six roundlets; two, two, two, paleway. When there are many figures of the same species borne in coats of arms, their number must be observed as they stand, and properly expressed." -Hall, 1862

Six Roundlets

"Six roundlets; two, two, two, paleway. When there are many figures of the same species borne in coats…

"Six roundlets; three, two, one, in pile. When there are many figures of the same species borne in coats of arms, their number must be observed as they stand, and properly expressed." -Hall, 1862

Six Roundlets

"Six roundlets; three, two, one, in pile. When there are many figures of the same species borne in coats…

"Three roundlets, two over one; if the single roundlet had been at the top, it would have been called one over two. When there are many figures of the same species borne in coats of arms, their number must be observed as they stand, and properly expressed." -Hall, 1862

Three Roundlets

"Three roundlets, two over one; if the single roundlet had been at the top, it would have been called…

"Three roundlets in bend. They might also be placed in fess, chief, base, or in pale. When there are many figures of the same species borne in coats of arms, their number must be observed as they stand, and properly expressed." -Hall, 1862

Three Roundlets

"Three roundlets in bend. They might also be placed in fess, chief, base, or in pale. When there are…

"The two roundlets are arranged in pale, but they may appear in chief or base. When there are many figures of the same species borne in coats of arms, their number must be observed as they stand, and properly expressed." -Hall, 1862

Two Roundlets

"The two roundlets are arranged in pale, but they may appear in chief or base. When there are many figures…

"The two roundlets are arranged in pale, but they may appear in ... fess. When there are many figures of the same species borne in coats of arms, their number must be observed as they stand, and properly expressed." -Hall, 1862

Two Roundlets

"The two roundlets are arranged in pale, but they may appear in ... fess. When there are many figures…

"In heraldry, a charge consisting of two bendlets placed in saltier and interplaced with a mascle." -Whitney, 1911

Saltire Fretted

"In heraldry, a charge consisting of two bendlets placed in saltier and interplaced with a mascle."…

A heraldic field sprinkled with drops of blood.

Guttée du Sang

A heraldic field sprinkled with drops of blood.

"A griffin rampant, segreant, gules. SEGREANT. This term is used to describe a griffin displaying its wings as if about to fly." -Hall, 1862

Segreant

"A griffin rampant, segreant, gules. SEGREANT. This term is used to describe a griffin displaying its…

"When several charges appear in one shield, the number in each row is generally indicated - as, 'three, two, and one,' and these must be given in writing, not in figures; but when the numbers exceed six, they produce the appearance of a pattern, and the field so covered is said to be seméee with the charge in question."—Aveling, 1891

Shield Semée

"When several charges appear in one shield, the number in each row is generally indicated - as, 'three,…

"Argent, a serpent nowed proper. NOWED. This word signifies tied or knotted, and is applied to serpents, wiverns, or any animals whose tails are twisted and enfolded like a knot." -Hall, 1862

Serpent Nowed Proper

"Argent, a serpent nowed proper. NOWED. This word signifies tied or knotted, and is applied to serpents,…

"Argent, a serpent crowned, or, vorant a (person). VORANT. Swallowing or devouring: any animal, in a charge, devouring another creature." -Hall, 1862

Serpent Vorant

"Argent, a serpent crowned, or, vorant a (person). VORANT. Swallowing or devouring: any animal, in a…

"SET FOIL OR SIX FOIL. Six leaves conjoined in the centre." -Hall, 1862

Set Foil

"SET FOIL OR SIX FOIL. Six leaves conjoined in the centre." -Hall, 1862

"A description of cross, with the ends or extremities bent at right angles."—Avelin, 1891

Fylot Shield

"A description of cross, with the ends or extremities bent at right angles."—Avelin, 1891

An illustration of a soldier leading a charge on a horse.

Soldier Leading a Charge

An illustration of a soldier leading a charge on a horse.

A soldier running while carrying his rifle.

Soldier Running

A soldier running while carrying his rifle.

"IMBUED. Weapons spotted with blood are said to be imbued. The example shows a spearhead imbued." -Hall, 1862

Spearhead Imbued

"IMBUED. Weapons spotted with blood are said to be imbued. The example shows a spearhead imbued." -Hall,…

"Argent, a stag at gaze proper. GAZE. An intent look. This is said of a deer standing still, and turning its head to look earnestly at any object." -Hall, 1862

Stag at Gaze

"Argent, a stag at gaze proper. GAZE. An intent look. This is said of a deer standing still, and turning…

"Argent, a stag lodged, proper, attired, or. ATTIRED. When the horns of a stag are of a different tincture to its head, it is said to be attired." -Hall, 1862

Stag Attired

"Argent, a stag lodged, proper, attired, or. ATTIRED. When the horns of a stag are of a different tincture…

"Argent, a stag's head caboshed, proper. CABOCHED or CABOSHED. Beasts' heads borne without any part of the neck, and full faced." -Hall, 1862

Stag Caboshed

"Argent, a stag's head caboshed, proper. CABOCHED or CABOSHED. Beasts' heads borne without any part…

"Argent, a stag proper courant. COURANT. Running." -Hall, 1862

Stag Courant

"Argent, a stag proper courant. COURANT. Running." -Hall, 1862

"LODGED. A stag sitting on the ground with its head erect, is said to be lodged." -Hall, 1862

Stag Lodged

"LODGED. A stag sitting on the ground with its head erect, is said to be lodged." -Hall, 1862

"Argent, a stag proper, tripping. TRIPPING. The motion of deer, between running and walking." -Hall, 1862

Stag Tripping

"Argent, a stag proper, tripping. TRIPPING. The motion of deer, between running and walking." -Hall,…

"Azure, a sun in its splendour. SOL, or THE SUN IN ITS SPLENDOUR. The sun is said to be in its splendour when it is figured (that is, delineated with a human face) and surrounded with rays. Sometimes this figure is called a sun in its glory." -Hall, 1862

Sun in its Splendor

"Azure, a sun in its splendour. SOL, or THE SUN IN ITS SPLENDOUR. The sun is said to be in its splendour…

"A swan's head erased at the neck, ducally gorged or. GORGED. Any animals, particularly birds, that have collars round the neck, are said to be gorged." -Hall, 1862

Swan Gorged

"A swan's head erased at the neck, ducally gorged or. GORGED. Any animals, particularly birds, that…

"Gules, a sword erect in pale, argent, surmounted by two keys, saltier, or. SURMOUNTED. A figure or bearing having another over it." -Hall, 1862

Sword Surmounted by Keys

"Gules, a sword erect in pale, argent, surmounted by two keys, saltier, or. SURMOUNTED. A figure or…

"Argent, three swords in pile, their points towards the base. IN PILE. Arms or other charges that are placed so as to form the shape of a pile are said to be borne in pile." -Hall, 1862

Swords in Pile

"Argent, three swords in pile, their points towards the base. IN PILE. Arms or other charges that are…

"Argent, a talbot's head erased, semé of billets. TALBOT. A dog formerly used for hunting. It is formed something between a hound and a beagle, with a large snout, and long, round, thick ears." -Hall, 1862

Talbot

"Argent, a talbot's head erased, semé of billets. TALBOT. A dog formerly used for hunting. It…

"Gules, three towers embattled argent. BATTLEMENTS. Divisions or apertures on the top of castle walls or towers." -Hall, 1862

Towers Embattled

"Gules, three towers embattled argent. BATTLEMENTS. Divisions or apertures on the top of castle walls…

"Vert, two triangles braced, argent. BRACED. Two figures of the same form, interlacing each other." -Hall, 1862

Triangles Braced

"Vert, two triangles braced, argent. BRACED. Two figures of the same form, interlacing each other."…

"TURRETED. A wall or castle having small turrets. In the annexed example the square tower has circular turrets at the angles, and is therefore said to be turreted." -Hall, 1862

Turreted

"TURRETED. A wall or castle having small turrets. In the annexed example the square tower has circular…

"Argent, three dexter arms, vambraced, couped. VAMBRACED. Armour for the arms." -Hall, 1862

Vambraced

"Argent, three dexter arms, vambraced, couped. VAMBRACED. Armour for the arms." -Hall, 1862

"Vert, a bordure argent, verdoy, of trefoils. VERDOY. A bordure charged with eight leaves." -Hall, 1862

Verdoy

"Vert, a bordure argent, verdoy, of trefoils. VERDOY. A bordure charged with eight leaves." -Hall, 1862

The heraldic shield of Her Majesty Queen Victoria.

Shield of Queen Victoria

The heraldic shield of Her Majesty Queen Victoria.

The Coat of Arms of George Washington's family. It is said to be in inspiration of the stars and stripes on the flag of the United States.

Washington Family Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms of George Washington's family. It is said to be in inspiration of the stars and stripes…

"Argent, a wivern, wings raised. WIVERN. A chimerical animal, the upper part resembling a dragon." -Hall, 1862

Wivern

"Argent, a wivern, wings raised. WIVERN. A chimerical animal, the upper part resembling a dragon." -Hall,…

The Battle of Zorndorf was a battle fought on August 25, 1758 during the Seven Years' War. The site of the battle was the Prussian village Zorndorf (now Sarbinowo, Poland).

Battle at Zorndorf

The Battle of Zorndorf was a battle fought on August 25, 1758 during the Seven Years' War. The site…