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Heraldic Beasts-Hampton Court Palace-EXCERPT: 'Some of the most characteristic features of Tudor gardens were carved heraldic beasts and animals mounted on the top of tall poles, representing the strong underlying themes of fantasy and heraldry. These figures of heraldic beasts or ‘Bestes’ were also found on house gables, roof lines, gateposts, banners and even on top of tents.'

Heraldic gate, College of Arms This is curious for me as I have some antique pieces from Ireland with THAT BIRD, exactly as pictured on the top part of the crown. MsMaine

Porticullis, a heraldic badge used by the Beaufort and Tudor families. (Photo by Lawrence OP. creative commons, flickr via the Churches Conservation Trust)

Saint Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle. In the main body of the Choir is one of the finest collections of heraldic art in the world. Above the stall of each knight is a banner, some of which have been passed down through many generations. Below each banner is a crest on top of a helm. A half drawn sword below the helm indicates the readiness of each member to defend his Sovereign and religion.