coats of arms

Blaeu's Hampshire 1645

Coats of arms

Blaeu's map, published in the Netherlands, carries the royal coat of arms of Charles I of England and Scotland, and motto:-
behind the arms are the flags of the two nations; the red on white cross of St George for England, and the white on blue saltire of St Andrew for Scotland. The blazon is:-
Quarterly 1. and 4., quarterly i and iiii azure three fleur de lys or (France), ii and iii gules three lions passant guardant or (England); 2. or a lion rampant within a tressure flory counter flory gules (Scotland); 3. azure a harp or stringed argent (Ireland).

in columns on each side of the map are strapwork cartouches with coats of arms of Earls of Winchester and of Earls of Southampton, each with a caption. On the left:-

Cliton a Saxon Earle of Wincester

Saer Quincy Earle of Wincester

Hugh Spencer Earle of Wincester

Ludowick Bruget Earle of Winchester

William Paulet Marques of Wincester

On the right:-

Bogo or Beavous Earle of Southampton a famous warrier against ye Normans.

William Fitz William created Earl of Southampton by Kinge Henry 8.

Tho Wriotheosley created Earle of Southampton by Kinge Edward 6. Anno I.

Notes about coat of arms.

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