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Colors of Heraldry

Today, I found more information about the colors used in heraldry. These are the colors used in the shields. We commented already on what names are assigned to colors in heraldry. For example; The color “gold” doesn’t change, and according to heraldry, anyone that has this color in his shield, his is forced do good for the poor, defend his princes, and fight for them until the last drop of blood. The case of “silver” is the same as gold’s. Anyone who uses it in his shield, he will have to defend the maidens and to aid the orphans. In the case of the color “red” they call it “gules.” The person that takes this color for his shield, he is forced to aid, help and defend the wrongly oppressed. “Blue” is called “azure.” In this case, the one that takes this color for his shield is forced to aid the faithful servants of their princes that were not paid for their services. The black color is called “sable”, and the one that takes it in their weapons, will aid the widows, the orphans, the clergymen, and the people of letters that suffer injustice and oppression. The green color is called “sinople”, and the gentleman that takes this color in his shield will be forced to aid the farmers in general as well as the oppressed orphans and poor. The purple color is called púrpura and the one that takes it in his weapons will be forced to aid the clergymen and the religious. Written by Eduardo Jesus Farias Ramos Translated by EJ...

Heraldry on Pause

Hello As you may have been noticed the blog has been inactive for a few days now.  Some of you know already but my father had to go through surgery about 10 days ago.  It was a double surgery and had its risks.  He is doing much better today.  He is recuperating very fast and hopefully he can get up and spend some time writing for this blog.  In the meantime, I will be posting some blogs he dictated to me while on the hospital.  Thank you for all your...

Becoming a Knight

In the Medieval Age the knights were not noble in a principle; they were men that had the means to maintain horses and with them to participate in the wars, and the kings paid their services granting them privileges like to the infanzones and hidalgos. This came to constitute a small military nobility. Enriched people that belonged to the state also formed a second nobility, for the services that they could lend to the sovereign.  During the beginning of the Reconquista the kings were surrounded of vasallos whose help could be very useful, these were given the “mílites” name. The milites were of great effectiveness in the military companies against the Moors, those that excelled received privileges. At the beginning knights were not demanded to possess nobility, they were only required to have horse and weapons to combat; they were rewarded with lands and other luxuries, and the right to have a coat of arms, and to receive titles such as counts, marquises or viscounts. Eventually all this changed and no longer anyone could aspire to be knight.   To be an armed knight, there were norms, such as being noble for no less than three generations from your father or mother side. At seven years old they had to offer their services as page in the castle of a knight. At fourteen years old they became escuderos, having to his care the horse and his knight’s arms. The escudero accompanied the knight in his military companies, during training in the use of heavy armor, horsemanship and all the activities of a knight had to perform in a battle. During...