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Peplow Memorial Lecture – Heraldry
6th September @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The old Pretender of Bologna – Liam Devlin (Unicorn Persuivant of Arms)
Few of the world’s cities can compete with Bologna for its exuberant heraldry, a true visualization of power and authority and, for long enjoying the privileged status of a grand entrance to the Papal States. During the long and final exile of the Stuart family, theOld Pretender, or James VIII and IIIif you prefer, clearly enjoyed the more relaxed atmosphere of Bologna as a respite from Rome where his household and marriage were under the close papal gaze. This talk will look at the heraldry of some of the Bolognese families who took the Stuarts very much to their hearts.