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Royal 14 C VII f. 148v Dove and arms
Dove and arms
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Description: Marginal drawing of six inverted shields alluding to the defeat of Christians, bearing the arms of William de Longespée with two hands above issuing from a cloud and holding a dove, William, castellain of Saint-Omer, castellain of Ghent, count of Boulogne, Robert, count of Artois, with a black bird symbolizing his soul, and Raul de Coucy, identified as Enguerrand. 
Origin: England, S. (St Albans) 
Attribution: Matthew Paris 


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