Shield Showing Baton

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“The only abatement used in heraldry is the baton: this denotes illegitimacy. It is borne in the escutcheons of the dukes that assume the royal arms as the illegitimate descendants of King Charles the Second.” -Hall, 1862


Hall, Arthur The Manual of Heraldry (London, England: J. S. Virtue & Co., 1862)


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