Charente-Maritime

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CHARENTE-MARITIME

Arms (crest) of Charente-Maritime
Official blazon
French Parti : au 1er d’azur à la mitre d’argent accompagnée de trois fleurs de lis d’or, au 2e de gueules à la perdrix couronnée et contournée d’or.
English blazon wanted

Origin/meaning

The arms combine the arms of the two different regions which form the present département;
The Saintonge (southern part), French since 1365 and the grouse of Aunis (northern part), French since 1271, but English during the hundred years war.

Literature: Image taken from La banque du blason (with permission)


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