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French Herald

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French Herald

Model kit. Requires assembly and painting.

UK/EU: £16.14
Non-EU: £13.45
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54mm white metal kit. Sculpted by Stefano Sartorello. Boxart by Luca Olivieri.

HistoryAt the service of the king or a nobleman, the herald had the duty, among others, to carry messages on the battlefield. He knew everything about heraldic arms and after each battle he had to draw up a list of the knights fallen in battle. Since the helmets covered the face completely, men in armour could only be identified by the heraldry that was on their shields and surcoats. The herald soon became an expert of these distinctive arms which allowed the identification of knights. It ensued that more knights asked for his advice when they were taking up heraldry to avoid using insignia already used by others ... A herald present at the Battle of Agincourt was, among others, the French Mountjoy. Mountjoy wore long boots and civilian clothes together with a tabard on which there was the contemporary French insignia of his king Charles VI of France. He carried with him a leather bag for his writing materials. He had to deliver the proclamation of the defeat of the French to the victorious English King Henry V.

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