Heraldry Shields

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In combat it was hard to identify knights wearing helmets. This meant that their bravery and skill might go unrecognised or that they might be attacked by their own side.

Knights used badges so people could see who they were. These were displayed on their helmets, surcoats and shields.

Explore the different shields and discover to whom they belonged and what they meant.

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