David Truzzi-Franconi SHA
Founded in 1987, the Society of Heraldic Arts was the first organisation of its kind in the world. It is now an established and much respected international guild of heraldic artists, designers and craftsmen, its Craft Members offering a comprehensive range of services to private clients and to corporate and civic organisations.
Elizabeth Howard, 5th Duchess of Rutland, died 1825
Elizabeth Howard, born 1780, daughter of Frederick the 5th Earl of Carlisle, came from Castle Howard, Yorkshire. In 1799 at the age of 19 she married John Henry Manners, 5th Duke of Rutland K.G. It was Elizabeth who remodelled Belvoir Castle to her own designs in the early 19th Century. Her funeral procession in 1825 was the largest event ever organised at Bottesford Church.
Armorial Antique Hatchment John Holroyd
A LARGE COLOURFUL ARMORIAL HATCHMENT PANEL, oil on canvas from the 18th century. Of diamond form, showing a crown under which is draped an ermine-edged robe flanked by a lion and a black dragon. By repute this panel represents the arms of Lord North, with which it has shared features.