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l’Ordre du Sainct Esprit
France, between 1583 and 1585
MS M.927. Fol. 002r

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Heraldry, French: Charles de Lorraine -- Escutcheon decorated with the heraldry of Charles de Lorraine: quarterly 1 and 4, in 8 quarters, 1) barry argent and gules (Hongrie), 2) azure a semy of fleur de lis or (old Anjou); 3) argent a cross potent between four crosslets or (Jerusalem); 4) or per pale four pieces gules (Aragon); 5) azure a semy of fleur de lis or, a bordure of gules (Anjou); 6) azure a lion rampant or with crown of the same (Gelderland); 7) or, a lion rampant sable, with crown gules (Juliers); 8) azure, two lucies haurient addorsed or, between six crosslets or (Bar), over all, or, an escutcheon bend gules charged with three allerions argent (Lorraine)
, 2 and 3, quarterly 1 and 4, azure three fleur de lis or, a bordure emanche or and gules; 2 and 3, azure an eagle argent (Este)Text below is a description of titles held by Charles de Lorraine (1554-1611).

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