Heraldry

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 …

Eastern Crown

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/heraldry/eastern-crown Traced in Heraldry to The Mediterranean Region, The Eastern Crown (also known as The ''Antique Crown'') is probably the best known. A simple image, of which The Crown has …

Celestial Crown

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/heraldry/celestial-crown Somewhat of a rarity in Heraldry, The Celestial Crown may be traced back to around the 14th Century AD. It is also claimed to be a modification of The Eastern Crown (from …

Astral Crown

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/heraldry/astral-crown While the meaning and awarding of the Heraldic symbol known as The Astral Crown is unclear. The image is shown in Heraldry as a Gold Crown (or Coronet). Above the Spires …