In Campo Caeruleo Lupam albam ingredientem hiantem lingua et unquibus sanguinolent et in supere Argt. 3 rosas rubras albis duplicatis foliis viridis cresentibus
pro Crista superiorem albi lupi partem erectum egredientem supra capsidem pendibus tenentem rosam cum stipite et ramis proprius colorit. depicta et tortili.
On a field of Azure a wolf passant Argent, langued and Armed Glues on a chief Argent three red roses duplicated in white slipped vert.
A demi wolf rampant Argent, holding with his feet a rose, slipped vert as depicted in the Arms.
The closest representation I have found to copy the style from
is from the 1580's. At this time it had become a common rule that
whatever the colour of the wreath the mantling was generally Gules
doubled Argent. In general the wreath's colour was still taken from
the principal colour and metal of the shield. In the case of this
grant it would be Azure doubled Argent. Elizabethan mantling looks
a little weak when compared with either ancient or contemporary
examples. It had also become common practice for the
esquire's/gentleman's helmet to be garnished/out lined with gold.
The reason for the change from a she wolf to a normal wolf is that
the Heraldic latin of the period was not noted for getting its
gender right and she wolves are exceptionally rare whilst a wolf
is far more probable, particularly as it would then tie in with the
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Note: This translation was based on the work of one honours student in Classics, Assoc. Professor M. Bennett, Dept. of Hist. (a medievalist with strong interests in the early Tudor monarchs) and myself a honors grad in Hist. reading for my Masters. I also used a latin heraldic glossary from one of my 1800's heraldry books.