In the twelfth century, either King Louis VI or King Louis VII (sources disagree) became the first French monarch to use the fleur-de-lis on his shield. English kings later used the symbol on their coats of arms to emphasize their claims to the throne of France. In the 14th century, the fleur-de-lis was often incorporated into the family insignia that was sewn on the knight’s surcoat, which was worn over their coat of mail, thus the term, “coat of arms.” The original purpose of identification in battle developed into a system of social status designations after 1483 when King Edmund IV established the Heralds’ College to supervise the granting of armor insignia.
The usage of the figure is widely in history, in France it is widely used in city emblems like in the coat of arms of the city; In the United Kingdom, a fleur-de-lis has appeared in the official arms of the Norroy King of Arms; In English and Canadian heraldry the fleur-de-lis is the cadence mark of a sixth son; in Mauritius, salves were branded with a fleur-de-lis.
As for today, this figure is more used as a decorative pattern and design. CSTAR designers have specially designed a series of fleur-de-lis patterns to add some sparkling to your life.
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Post time: 02-07-2017