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The Coat of Arms of Prince Edward Island uses two foxes as supporters.
The Coat of Arms of Prince Edward Island uses two foxes as supporters.

In heraldry, supporters are figures usually placed on either side of the shield and depicted holding it up. These figures may be real or imaginary animals, human figures, and in rare cases plants or inanimate objects. Often these can have local significance, such as the fisherman and the tin miner granted to Cornwall County Council, or an historical link, such as the lion of England and unicorn of Scotland on the two variations of the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom. The arms of nutritionist John Boyd-Orr use two garbs (wheat sheaves) as supporters, the arms of the USS Donald Cook, missiles. Letters of the alphabet are used as supporters in the arms of Valencia. Coat of Arms of Prince Edward Island Source: Government of Prince Edward Island, fair use. ... Coat of Arms of Prince Edward Island Source: Government of Prince Edward Island, fair use. ... The coat of arms of Prince Edward Island, known officially as The Arms of Her Majesty in Right of the Province of Prince Edward Island, was begun when the shield and motto in the achievement were granted in 1905 by royal warrant of the late King Edward VII. In the... Heraldry in its most general sense encompasses all matters relating to the duties and responsibilities of officers of arms. ... In heraldry, the shield is the principal portion of a heraldic achievement or coat of arms. ... The Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom is the official coat of arms of the British monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II. These arms are used by the Queen in her official capacity as monarch, and are officially known as her Arms of Dominion. ... John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr (September 23, 1880 – June 25, 1971) was a Scottish doctor, biologist and politician who received the Nobel Peace Prize for his scientific research into nutrition and his work with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). ... USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) is an Arleigh Burke class destroyer in the United States Navy. ... A missile (British English: miss-isle; U.S. English: missl) is, in general, a projectile—that is, something thrown or otherwise propelled. ... In typography, a grapheme is the atomic unit in written language. ... A Specimen of typeset fonts and languages, by William Caslon, letter founder; from the 1728 Cyclopaedia. ... Capital Valencia Official language(s) Valencian and Spanish Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 8th  23,255 km²  4. ...


There is usually one supporter on each side of the shield, though there are some examples of single supporters placed behind the shield, and the arms of Congo provide an extremely unusual example of supporters issuing from behind the shield.[1] While such single supporters are generally eagles (City of Perth) with one or two heads, there are other examples, including the cathedra in the case of some Canadian cathedrals.[2] At the other extreme and even rarer Dundas of that Ilk, had three supporters; two conventional red lions and the whole supported by a salamander. The cathedra of the Pope in the apse of St. ... A cathedral is a religious building for worship, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Roman Catholic, Anglican and some Lutheran churches, which serves as a bishops seat, and thus as the central church of a diocese. ...


Animal supporters are by default as close to rampant as possible if the nature of the supporter allows it (this does not need to be mentioned in the blazon), though there are some blazoned exceptions. This is an article about Heraldry. ...

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The coat of Arms of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers has a Mermaid and a Merman as supporters.
The coat of Arms of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers has a Mermaid and a Merman as supporters.

In the United Kingdom, supporters are typically an example of special royal favour, granted at the behest of the sovereign. Hereditary supporters are normally limited to hereditary peers, certain members of the Royal Family, chiefs of Scottish clans, and Scottish feudal barons whose baronies predate 1587. Non-hereditary supporters are granted to life peers, Knights and Ladies of the Order of the Garter and Order of the Thistle, and Knights and Dames Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, Order of St Michael and St George, Royal Victorian Order, and Order of the British Empire. Knights banneret were also granted non-hereditary supporters, but no such knight has been created since the time of Charles I. Supporters may also be granted to corporations which have a Royal charter. Image File history File links Fishmongers-arms. ... Image File history File links Fishmongers-arms. ... The Worshipful Company of Fishmongers is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. ... 1587 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... The insignia of a knight of the Order of the Garter. ... James VII ordained the modern Order. ... Badge of a Companion of the Order of the Bath (Military Division) The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (formerly The Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath)[1] is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725. ... On the Orders insignia, St Michael is often depicted subduing Satan. ... Queen Victoria founded the Royal Victorian Order. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... During the Middle Ages, a Knight banneret (sometimes known simply as banneret) was a knight who could lead a company of troops into battle under his own banner (which was square-shaped, in contrast to the tapering standard flown by the lower-ranking knights). ... Read this its ever so interesting!!!!! Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. ...


Canada

In Canada, Companions of the Order of Canada, people granted the style "the Right Honourable", and corporations are granted the use of supporters on their coats of arms. Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country. ... The Right Honourable (abbreviated The Rt Hon. ...


New Zealand

Principal Companions and Knights Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit are granted the use of heraldic supporters. The New Zealand Order of Merit is an order of chivalry established on 30 May 1996 by Queen Elizabeth II of New Zealand. ...


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Supporters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (293 words)
Supporters are by default as close to rampant as possible if the nature of the supporter allows it (this does not need to be mentioned in the blazon), though there are some blazoned exceptions.
In the United Kingdom, supporters are typically an example of special royal favour, granted at the behest of the sovereign.
Hereditary supporters are normally limited to hereditary peers, certain members of the Royal Family, chiefs of Scottish clans, and Scottish feudal barons whose baronies predate 1587.
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People acting as Sollog supporters have argued strenuously with his detractors on Usenet and other forums, but that he has any supporters at all is disputed.
Many observers have alleged that sock puppet accounts are used to promote Sollog and his theories, based on perceived similarities in on-line behavior, writing style, and a general disbelief that anybody but Sollog himself would be moved to promote him or his views.
Supporters interpret this as a specific prediction of the 11 September 2001 attacks, which, however, involved no specific emergency in Washington at all other than the general distress the attacks caused across the United States and that the presumed target of Flight 93 was the Capitol or the White House.
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