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Third Shield

Third Shield

Writer: Tarbotton, Marriott Ogle (1835 - 1887)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1871

Shelfmark: 10358.h.14

Item number: 5

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 third shield is that of King Edward III., as borne by him before the title and arms of France were assumed, viz., - gules, 3 lions passant gardant, or; impaling the arms of his wife Philippa, third daughter and co-heir of William I., Count of Hainault and Holland, viz., - Quarterly, 1st and 4th, or, a lion rampant, sable, hainault; 2nd and 3rd, or; a lion rampant, gules, Holland.

This escutcheon typifies the siezure of Queen Isabella and her paramour Roger Mortimer, Earl of March, in Nottingham Castle, through Mortimer's hole.

The shield hangs from a fleur-de-lis, the emblem of Edward the III.'s descent from the Kings of France, and his subsequent assumption of their title."

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

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