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L’héraldique au service de l’histoire. Les armoiries des bâtards à la fin du Moyen Âge, études de cas

Abstract : At the end of the Middle Ages, both theory and practice develops a specific heraldic blazon to distinguish the royal bastards. These signs invite illegitimates children to share the lineage’s arms but also distinguishe them relatively clearly of the legitimate offspring, by the quarter, father’s arms on heraldic pieces or using the barre. This produces a paradoxical effect that reflects quite accurately the situation of these people at this time: both valued and sidelined by the dynasty. The specific study of some cases helps to identify the operating rules and hierarchy of this blazon of bastardy and allowes to submit to this system the contentious cases of Thomas de la Marche and brothers “Bourbon”’s coat of arms
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Laurent Hablot. L’héraldique au service de l’histoire. Les armoiries des bâtards à la fin du Moyen Âge, études de cas. Carole Avignon. Bâtards et bâtardises dans l'Europe médiévale et moderne, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, pp.257-278, 2016, Histoire, 978-2-7535-4948-7. ⟨halshs-02169341⟩

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