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Cross, when three Suns were seen, which immediately conjoined. The Rose is in the centre.

Edward V.

The Lion and a Hinde, Argent. Cognizance.—The Rose and the Falcon in a Fetter-Lock.

Richard III.

Two Boars.
A White Boar.

"The Cat, the Rat, and Lovel the Dog,
Rule all England under the Hog?

i. e. Sir William Catesby, Sir Richard Ratcliff, and Lord Lovel, creatures of King Richard. One Collingborne was executed for this poetry *.

Cognizance.—The Rose.

Henry VII.

Red Dragon (for Cadwallader), Dexter. A Greyhound, Argent, accolled Gules, Sinister, for Nevile.

* Leigh's Choice Observations.

Cognizances.—The White Rose united to the Red.

A Portcullis for Beaufort.

A Hawthorn Bush with the Crown in it.

Richard's Crown was found in a Hawthorn Bush after the Battle of Bos worth *.

Henry VIII.

The Red Dragon and Greyhound.

Afterwards, the Lion Dexter; the Dragon Sinister.

Cognizances.—A Red Rose.

A Fleur de Lis.

A Portcullis.

An Archer (Green) drawing his Arrow to the Head; with "Cui adhaereo prreest." taken at the interview between him and Francis I.

Edwaed VI.

The Lion and Red Dragon. Cognizance. — He bore the device of Prince of Wales, though never created.

* Leigh's Choice Observations, p. 151.

Queen Mary.

An Eagle and Lion.—These are the Sup* porters in the Coat of Philip and Mary, impaled, over the chimney in the Hall of Trinity College, Oxford, as of the year 1554, put up 1772, when Lord North, afterwards Earl of Guilford, became Chancellor *.

Cognizance.—When Princess, the White and Red Rose for York and Lancaster, with a Pomegranate for Spain.—When Queen, Time winged, drawing Truth out of a Pit; with " Veritas Temporis Filia."

Queen Elizabeth.

A Lion and Red Dragon.
Cognizance.—A Sieve, without a motto.
The words Video; Taceo. Semper Eadem -f\

James I.

The Lion (for England), and the Unicorn (for Scotland).

Cognizances.—A Rose; a Fleur de Lis; a Harp (for Ireland); a Greyhound current.

* Churchill, in his Divi Britannici, gives a Lion and a Griffin. t Vide Camden's Remains.

REGAL TITLES.

"His Most Christian Majesty
The King Of France."

Stowe says that Charlemagne, being chosen Emperor, A. D. 800, on account of his great zeal for the good of Christendom, was the first King of France that attributed to himself (I rather think received from the Pope) the Style and Title of The Most Christian King of France; and from him his Successors have continued it *.

His Sacred Majesty
The King Op Great Britain.

First given to (or rather assumed by) King James I. fGrace was the old Title. —Majesty succeeded to it at the latter end of the Reign of Henry VIII. J

* Chronicle, p. 693.

t Mortimer's Dictionary, in voce Sacred.

X Mortimer's Dictionary.

His Catholic Majesty.
(spain.)

About the year 1493, Pope Alexander VI. gave to Ferdinand, King of Spain, the Title of Catholick King, in memory and acknowledgment of the many Victories he had obtained over the Moors *.

* Platina.

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