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The background to this Armorial Tapestry scene is based on when full battle armour was worn. Identification of knights was difficult therefore devices started to be put onto the knights shield and surcoats, hence the description; which is derived from the use of surcoats.
It became custom for these devices to be passed from father to son. Kings ordered records to be kept of the coats of arms, to control their use and eliminate duplication. Fabulous mythical beasts such as the gryphon were often used in the designs.
Tournaments were a great occasion for the display of heraldry but only nobility were permitted to take part, which kept the heralds busy checking the credentials of the combatants.
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Please note that other purchases made in the same transaction will be delivered separately as per our normal delivery times.
- Tapestry fully lined.
- Size: 43cm x 138cm (all sizes are approximate, as the tapestry panels may vary slightly after finishing).
Allow for up to 5 days delivery to the UK and up to 10 days for delivery outside the UK for this item. This item incurs an additional £12 delivery charge and is sent directly from our supplier so will be delivered separately from the rest of your order. See Delivery Information for further details.