Monday, March 2, 2020

Rheinland-Pfalz and Bayern at Heidelberg Castle

There is a lot of heraldic display on view at Heidelberg Castle in Germany.

Today, and in the next two posts, we're going to look at some of the territorial arms in and about the Castle; that is the arms of the Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz) and Bavaria (Bayern) to be seen there, sometimes quartered, sometimes on separate shields, and sometimes on separate shields along with the arms of the Archidapifer (chief food bearer) and HRE Elector.

Today, Rheinland-Pfalz and Bayern quartered on a single shield:

And Rheinland-Pfalz and Bayern quartered with an inescutcheon of the Archidapifer/Elector:

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