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					Cornish
Heraldry
Representing Identity!
What is heraldry?

  Heraldry is the profession, study or art of
   granting, creating or giving arms.

  Heraldry developed around a thousand
   years ago, so knights on the battlefield
   could identify each other.

  The art is symbolic, which means
   colours and symbols chosen all have
   special meanings.
Coats of arms
 Coats of arms have a central
shield, many symbols, and a
motto.

 Coats of arms could also be
used on flags, family tombs
or as wax seals.

 They can be inherited.
Some examples…
                Native bird
                                       Mineral wealth
Wealth from
the sea


Symbol of the                            The sea
Duchy



The bezants                      The motto

                      Whose coat of arms is this?
 Examples…
                         The tied ribbon is a sign of being unmarried
White chevrons
represent hills and                           The central division is a
mountains, a love                             word play on her surname
of sport…




Her mother’s maiden
name is Goldsmith…
                                              Three acorns represent
                                              children and Englishness
   Blue and red are the
   colours of the union flag

Which newlywed did this recently created coat of arms
belong to?
Cornish examples…
        The Eliot
        family of Port
        Eliot’s coat of
        arms…




        And the
        Robartes
        family’s from
        Lanhydrock…
More Cornish examples…
         The Godolphin
         family arms,
         from Godolphin
         House…


         And the
         Killigrews of
         Arwenack
         manor
         (Falmouth)…
When two families combine (e.g. through
marriage), their coats of arms can combine
too… Some people just like to show off!




                                   This belongs to
                                   the Enys
                                   family, of
                                   Penryn…
Designing your coat of arms, step 1:

Use the worksheet pick your shield design…
Designing your coat of arms, step 2:

  Use the worksheet to pick your colours, animals
  and symbols – or come up with symbols of your
  own identity.
  Designing your coat of arms, step 3:
  Choose a motto…

 People chose their mottos depending on
  their values, or sometimes because the
  mottos sounded like their surname! For
  example:
 Vive ut vivas – the Vivian family.
 Neither timidly nor rashly – the Rashleigh
  family.
 Kerensa hwilas kerensa (Love seeks out
  love) - the Polwhele family.
Your motto (2)


  On your guidance sheets are different
   examples of Cornish mottos.
  You can listen to how these are
   pronounced!
  If you would like to create a new Cornish
   motto you can e mail the Cornish
   Language Partnership who will translate
   it for you!
        Ottomma!


Hand your coat of arms down
through your family for
generations to come!

				
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