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Paragraph on “How did the English Heralds get their names?” complete paragraph for Class 9, Class 10, Class 11 and Class 12

How did the English Heralds get their names?

Edward III (1312-1377) loved the idea of knightly chivalry, and he created many of the heralds whose ceremonial duties still exist today. You have probably seen heralds take part in state occasions.

Edward honoured many of his sons by appointing heralds to their households. The Chester herald is named after on e of the titles of his eldest son, the Black Prince, and Clarenceux King of Arms was created for his third son, the Duke of Clarence. The Lancaster heralds honoured his fourth son, John of Gaunt, when he became Duke of Lancaster and the York Herald was created for his fifth son Edmund of Langley, Duke of York.

There are three kinds of arms, six heralds and four poursuivants in the College of Arms,  established by Richard III in 1484, The most important herald, Garter King of Arms, was created by Henry V to be responsible for the orgnisaiton of the Order of the Garter.

The four poursuivants, whose title means followers, are the most junior heralds and they have the most romantic names. Rouge Croix, named after the Cross of St George, and Blue mantle  were created by Henry V. Lished by Henry VII : Portcullis after his own personal badge, and Rouge Dragon after the Red Dragon of the Welsh Princess from whom he claimed descent.  

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