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Seventh Shields

Seventh Shields

Writer: Tarbotton, Marriott Ogle (1835 - 1887)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1871

Shelfmark: 10358.h.14

Item number: 9

Length: 11.8

Width: 18.55

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

One of eight coats of arms carved in hard red Mansfield stone and attached to the abutments of Marriott Ogle Tarbotton's New Trent Bridge. "The shields are drawn from sketches made by Miss Hind, under the suggestion of Mr. Close - by Mr. W. O. Smith, who also carved them on the stones...They reflect the greatest credit on Mr. Smith."

The seventh shields in the series comprise the "armorial bearings of King Charles I., France and England, quarterly, surrounded by the Garter, and marshalled with the arms of his wife Henrietta Maria, daughter of Henry IV., King of France and Navarre.

This is in remembrance of the raising of the Royal Standard at Nottingham Castle, as well its subsequent gallant defence by Colonel Hutchinson against the King.

These shields are surmounted by the crown, in the form in which it was worn by Charles I.

Text by Marriott Ogle Tarbotton from the book 'History of the Old Trent Bridge'

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