• John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster and Rightful King of Castile and León (1369-1388)

    Author(s):
    Oscar Perea-Rodriguez (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Historiography, History, Late Medieval History, Medieval Studies
    Subject(s):
    Medieval Spanish History
    Item Type:
    Newspaper article
    Tag(s):
    medieval spanish literature
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6MB86
    Abstract:
    Spaniards often feel surprised when they visualise the renowned drawing reproduced below, ascribed (erroneously as it seems, but that is another story) to Lucas Cornelisz van Kunst, the successful Dutch painter of the Tudor era. A brief glance to John of Gaunt’s portrait suffices to notice the distinctive coat of arms of the English members of the Plantagenet dynasty: three golden passant lions on gules and a few fleur-de-lys. However, there is a small shield right in the middle with the double quartered of castles and lions, a heraldry figure that even today is associated to the official coat of arms of Spain.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
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