Arthurian coats of arms

Arthurian coats of arms

Anon.

c.1500

France

manuscript

The late Middle Ages saw huge interest in Arthurian stories. In England, Henry VII named his first son Arthur, and in c.1516 Henry VIII had the famous Winchester Round Table repainted, depicting an Arthur with a passing resemblance to himself. Arthurian-themed events were also popular. This French book includes a treatise on Arthurian tournaments, with a series of illustrations probably made for the French royal herald Montjoie showing the supposed coats of arms of Arthur’s knights.

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