Earl Marshal


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Earl Marshal

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(Heraldry) an officer of the English peerage who presides over the College of Heralds and organizes royal processions and other important ceremonies
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Noun1.Earl Marshal - an officer of the English peerage who organizes royal processions and other ceremoniesEarl Marshal - an officer of the English peerage who organizes royal processions and other ceremonies
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But as he walked up the long aisle to the chapel where the bishops were gathered, John of Gaunt marched by his side, and Lord Percy, Earl Marshal of England, cleared a way for him through the throng of people that filled the church.
The eagleeyed archer returns from the Crusades only to embark on a battle for justice at home where the corrupt Earl Marshal of England plans treachery.
For any person or organisation to have a legal right to a Coat of Arms, it has to be granted to them by England's Earl Marshal, the 18th Duke of Norfolk, through the Herald at the College of Arms in London.
Coronations are organised by the Earl Marshal, a hereditary position occupied by the Duke of York A total of 8,251 guests attended the ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
The cup and cover of 1727 at Arundel Castle in West Sussex, for instance, bears the royal arms and may well have been presented to the 8th Duke of Norfolk (1683-1732) in recognition of his role as Earl Marshal at George II's (1683-1760) coronation.
Hoping to stir baronial opposition to weak King John, Godfrey worms his way into the king's service as Earl Marshal.
For Birmingham Civic Society's coat of arms, a petition was submitted by the executive council to the Earl Marshal, including a list of key aspects of the work of the society.
Even more shockingly to me, the Earl Marshal and Lord Great Chamberlain no longer perform their world-famous party trick of walking backwards; an ancient tradition which survived the Blairite streamlining of the ceremony in 1998, but was apparently quietly abandoned in 2003.
William Buick, building up a large fan club, doubtless earned himself a few new members, courtesy of his excellent winning effort on the Marcus Tregoning-trained Starry Messenger, who short-headed Earl Marshal in a bobbing finish to the 1m4f maiden.
Her Majesty's Earl Marshal failed to justify his position as the 4-5 favourite when losing out to Fanshawe's 6-1 winner under Urbina.
Many recent studies have portrayed England's early modern theater as a venue carefully monitored by a government suspicious of subversion, but as Paul Yachnin, Leeds Barroll, and others have shown, official stage supervision tended to be inconsistent in both its attention and punishments, (1) Governmental reactions to plays that seemed to allude to the controversial fall of Queen Elizabeth I's Earl Marshal and favorite Robert Devereux, second earl of Essex, exemplify this inconsistency.