Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Waldreck Blazon

By request of our subscribers, the arms of Waldreck are here displayed as an aid to identifying the forces of the Prince of Waldreck. The blazon is "or, a lion rampant sable, armed and langued gules, holding in dexter a mullet of six points gules."

Update: at the request of a subscriber, the following explanation from the College of Arms at Achselfraktur is appended: "The overall arms are those of Flanders, the mullet is a cadency marker denoting the Waldreck descent from the third son of Guy Dampierre, Henry of Flanders, who married Margareta of Cleves, establishing the family along the Rhein. The first count of Waldreck was Henry's third son as well, who was established in the ancestral estate along the Mosel near Koblenz which the family holds to this day."

3 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

Thank you. Very interesting. What is the story behind the mullet?


-- Jeff

Herzog Ignaz said...

The overall arms are those of Flanders, the mullet is a cadency marker denoting the Waldreck descent from the third son of Guy Dampierre, Henry of Flanders, who married Margareta of Cleves, establishing the family along the Rhine. The first count of Waldreck was Henry's third son, established in the ancestral estate along the Mosel near Koblenz which the family holds to this day.

Fitz-Badger said...

cool :-)