Wednesday 28 October 2015

A Heraldic tongue twister

There was an occasion when I was heralding an event for the Far Isles Medieval Society that I noted a guest had brought a shield with him and, without seeking consent of the herald (as was customary), had set it up displayed in the feast hall.

I was, thus, required to inquire the identity of those arms in Court.

This is a representation of the shield:

This required careful and distinct pronunciation, because the blazon for this is...

Or  Semé  Of  Thistles Sable

Now, try saying that four times fast....

Until next time


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