Sunday, February 05, 2006

Yorkist Banners and Standards


The best part (from a painter's point of view) of gaming the Wars of the Roses must be the colourful heraldry, especially the flags. Here are a selection of the Yorkist flags I'm using.

(1) and (2) are Standards used by Edward IV. (1) depicts the white rose of York, within a sun (a rose en soleil, the sun in splendour)

(3) is the Royal Banner

(4) is the Falcon and Fetterlock, a device used by Edward IV and his father Richard Duke of York before him

(5) is the White Boar of Edwards's youngest brother, Richard Duke of Gloucester (later Richard III

(6) is the Black Bull of George, Duke of Clarence, Edward's other brother.

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