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To learn more about the engraver of the 17th-century head-piece pictured to the left, see the IN BRIEF biography for Wenceslaus Hollar.

Margaret Cavendish often mulled over heraldic matters, including in her printed works. For more, see the IN BRIEF topic on the politics of naming Margaret Cavendish, alternately known as “Mad Madge” and “the Thrice Noble, Illustrious and Excellent Princess, Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle.”

For a 17th-century professional military man’s take on heraldry, see the IN BRIEF topic on branding Captain John Smith, Admiral of New England, and his disputed coat of arms (bearing “a chevron betwixt three Turks heads”).

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17th-century head-piece showing six boys with farm tools, by Wenceslaus Hollar

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