Heraldry Shields

Discover Heraldry

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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The Jennings rifle, the Winchester 73 rifle, the Maxim machine gun, and the Luger pistol all use the same basic toggle mechanism to lock the breech and work in the same way as a knee or elbow joint.

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