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
The Earl of Northampton, Lord Privy Seal and Earl Marshal
, personally asked the king to reprieve him.
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, surely a future champion in the making, who excelled in the maiden on Starry Messenger, beating Seb Sanders on Earl Marshal
by a short head
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.
'That prize consists of an invitation to observe the removal of the asbestos from the Earl Marshal
's room, during the whole of the Easter recess.