Re: [fh] nac vexilliology was Re: Awards and Anthems(andnowsomebackground) [OT] [HIST]
From: "Oerjan Ohlson" <oerjan.ohlson@t...>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 00:50:48 +0100
Subject: Re: [fh] nac vexilliology was Re: Awards and Anthems(andnowsomebackground) [OT] [HIST]
David Brewer wrote:
> > the dragon is placed squarely over the division, so half of it is on
> > green.
> Just to be pedantic, the dragon is the Welsh Flag, but it isn't
> the Welsh Arms any more than the St. George's Cross is the arms of
> England or the St. Andrews Cross is the arms of Scotland.
> The heraldric arms of Wales consist of a quartered field, red and
> yellow, each quater with a rampant lion respectively yellow and
> red. To be honest, I forget whether the first quarter is red or
> yellow, but you get the idea.
First and forth are gold with red lions, second and third red with gold.
All the sources I've seen have described it as the personal arms of the
(native) Princes of Wales rather than as the national arms, though.
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