Monday, June 28, 2021

"It's Good to Be the King" (and Queen)

Inside one of the upper halls in Frederiksborg Castle is another example of the arms that we looked at last time, of King Christian IV of Denmark and his queen, Anne Catherine of Brandenburg.

Here, however, we get the heraldic display in all of its glorious colors!

To get the full effect of this amazing armorial panel, you may want to click on the image above to go to a larger version, with a lot more detail.

Here again, on the left we have the arms of Denmark surrounded by the arms of its many territories, and on the right, the Brandenburg arms with its many (mostly territorial) quarterings.

Yes, indeed, it is good to be the King (and Queen)!

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