English, 1549. Illuminated document granting arms and signed and sealed by Thomas Hawley, Clarenceux Kings of Arms. Illumination, based on visable sections, consists of the usual mid-16th century motif--Arms and badges agains a stylized floral background and a portrait initial of the granting herald. Note that this document, like many others, uses silver metal leaf in the depiction of the arms. Text is in English and in a very even, florished bastarda.
Appears in The Art of Heraldry: Origins, Symbols, and Designs, by Peter Gwynn-Jones, Barnes and Noble, New York, 1998.
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