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.'
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.