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Opening Weekend Arizona Renaissance Festival

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2017 Arizona Renaissance Festival

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2017 Arizona Renaissance Festival Opening weekend Welcome to the 29th annual Arizona Renaissance Festival.  The weather was great.  We enjoyed another great start.  Please come by our booth down by the joust arena.  We sell Coat of Arms and Family Crests on various items from color prints to hand paintings, painted shields, and hand embroideries.  

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Symbolism in Heraldry

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  One of the most distinctive qualities of heraldry is the use of a limited palette of colors and patterns, usually referred to as tinctures. These are divided into three categories, known as metals, colors, and furs.   The metals are or and argent, representing gold and silver, respectively, although in practice they are usually depicted as yellow and white. Five colors are universally recognized: gules, or red; sable, or black; azure, or blue;vert, or green; and purpure, or purple; and most heraldic authorities also admit two additional colors, known as sanguine or murrey, a dark red or mulberry colour...

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Heraldry in Spain

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  The tradition and art of heraldry first appeared in Spain at about the beginning of the eleventh century AD and its origin was similar to other European countries: the need for knights and nobles to distinguish themselves from one another on the battlefield, in jousts and in tournaments. Knights wore armor from head to toe and were often in leadership positions, so it was essential to be able to identify them on the battlefield.  Coat of Arms Spanish Monarchy   Features To this day the ideal proof of nobility (hidalguia) is still the four quarterings The design of the...

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German Heraldry Coat of Arms & Family Crests

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 Heraldry in Germany   Germany is divided in States (Länder). These states are subdivided in Landkreise or Rural districts, which are made up of municipalities (Gemeinden) and Kreisfreie Städte, or free urban districts. In some states municipalities are combined into Ämter and Verbandsgemeinden (larger bodies, but the individual municipalities still exist). All States, districts and the majority of the municipalities use arms.  German heraldry refers to the cultural tradition and style of heraldic achievements in modern and historic Germany and the Holy Roman Empire, including national and civic arms, noble and burgher arms, ecclesiastical heraldry, heraldic displays and heraldic descriptions. German heraldic...

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