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As another example, I would refer to the Hauteville family in Normandy. There were several physically fit sons, and to limit the division of the already modest estates, the younger sons were sent off to conquer their own domains among the Italian states. They did so successfully, under their leader Robert, who then established the Guiscard clan, and a ...


It is the baton of the Constable of France, or rather an imitation of it. The explanation of this particular baton is that William of Orange was originally the disciple and member of the court of Holy Roman Emperor, King Charles V. Charles fought many wars in France and as a sort of propaganda measure Charles let himself out as following in the tradition of ...


This is most likely a Baton, which is a symbol for a field marshal or high ranking military officer. He was involved in the Invasion of England in 1688 and War in Europe later on, so is probably a symbol to show his military involvement. The Baton does not have any practical use.

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