Fleece (Period)

Fleece (Period)

A fleece is a sheepskin, hung by a band around its waist.  It was a period charge:  a fleece Or was, unsurprisingly, the badge of Burgundy’s Order of the Golden Fleece, c.1430 [Guide 170].  For related charges, see pelt, sheep.

Robert Longshanks of Canterbury bears:  Gules, three fleeces argent.

Gwendolyn Anne the Obscure bears:  Erminois, a fleece sable.

Gillian de Chyviot bears:  Argent, a fleece purpure and a chief rayonny sable.

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