Heraldry

Chi Rho

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/heraldry/chi-rho The ''Chi Rho'' is one of the oldest forms of Heraldic symbolism, used by Christianity. Originally derived from The Ancient Greek for the word ''Good'' (2nd Century BC), …

Motto

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/heraldry/motto The ''Motto'' (from The Italian for ''Word'') – were Familial ''sayings'' or ''proclamations'', closely associated with A Families past or fame. When first adopted …

White Hart

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/heraldry/white-hart The ''White Hart'' is a Personal heraldic symbol of England's King Richard II (1377-1399). The term ''Hart'' is considered ''Old English'' for ''Stag'' or Male Deer. They …

Pisan Cross

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/heraldry/pisan-cross An early heraldic symbol of The Crusades, The ''Pisan Cross'' was first designed in 1017 by Catholic Pope Benedict VIII. It was originally used to identity Christian Forc …

Cross Cercelee

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/heraldry/cross-cercelee Originating from France around the 15th Century AD, The Cross Cerecelee was later known as The ''Anchor Cross''. A traditional Christian Cross symbol, the Caps of the cro …

Cross Fourchy

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/heraldry/cross-fourchy The Heraldic symbol known as The Cross Fourchy, was a popular image used by Crusading Nobles to The Middle East, around the 12th Century AD. The Fourchy was originally a …

Cross Moline

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/heraldry/cross-moline The Heraldic symbol known as The Cross Moline is originally of French design. Sometimes referred to as The Anchor Cross, for the hook-like cross bar extension tops, it ca …

Crowned Cross

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/heraldry/crowned-cross The ''Crowned Cross'' is a variation of the previously discussed ''Cross and Crown'' symbol used in Medieval Heraldry. Most associated with religious imagry, the image is …

Cross Potent

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/heraldry/cross-potent Dating to at least the 7th Century AD – the Heraldic symbol known as The Cross Potent is still recognizable by most. The image is most associated with it's variant …

Cross and Crown

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/heraldry/cross-and-crown Having Religious connotations – The ''Cross and Crown'' was an image of Heraldry seen around the 15th Century AD. In addition to being used in Christian Heraldry, v …