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Chronica Majora by Matthew Paris

Matthaei Paris Chronica Maiora III (Historia Anglorum)

Shields and banners



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Detail of marginal drawings of three inverted shields with the arms of the French crusaders killed at Gaza: Dareines, Henry II, count de Bar, and John de Barres, with the inverted banners of the Hospitaliers and Templars.
Chronica Maiora III, Saint Albans, England, ca. 124053. Folio 130V, MS Royal 14 C VII, British Library, London.


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See also Standards of the Military Orders in Armies and Enemies of the Crusades 1096-1291 by Ian Heath, based on Chronica Majora by Matthew Paris.