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The Arms of King James I Tapestry

£300.00
Item Delivered Separately

This item is sent directly from our supplier therefore will arrive separately from the rest of your order.

A magnificent tapestry featuring the crests of kings that served King James, showcasing them in a handsome border surrounding his crest. 
Heraldry came into existence in the early 12th Century when knights started wearing armour. In the case of full battle armour, identification of knights was difficult. Therefore, devices started to be put onto the knights shield and surcoats, hence the description "coat of arms" which is derived from the use on surcoats 
It became custom for these devises 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. Heralds use a mixture of English and old French to blazon a coat of arms. 
Fabulous mythical beasts were often used in the designs. Only nobility was permitted to take part, this kept the heralds busy checking the credentials of the combatants. 

  • Please note this item incurs an additional delivery fee due to the nature and weight of the item. 
  • Delivery is direct from the supplier and may take up to 3-5 working days for orders within the UK and 7-10 working days outside the UK. 
  • Please note that other purchases made in the same transaction will be delivered separately as per our normal delivery times. 
  • Tapestry fully lined 
  • Size: 93cm x 133cm (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.