Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Heraldic Puns abound in Cheshire - Lupus

Hugh Lupus

Azure, a wolf's head erased Argent.

The famous arms attributed to Hugh Lupus are perhaps in the first division of heraldic puns even though this great Domesday earl was not really armigerous in the sense in which we understand the term however, once we accept that these arms are attributed, they must stand as a most dignified representation of an heraldic pun 

Attributed coat of arms of Hugh d'Avranches, Earl of Chester (Hugh Lupus)


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