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English: The Coat of Arms of Sir Winston Churchill
The Churchill Arms:
The original arms of the first Sir Winston Churchill (1620-1688), father of the First Duke of Marlborough, were extremely simple and were certainly in use by his own father in 1619. The shield was Sable a Lion rampant Argent debruised by a Bendlet Gules (figure 1). The addition of the Canton rendered this further distinguishing mark unnecessary. In recognition of the first Sir Winston's services to King Charles I as Captain of the Horse, and his loyalty to King Charles II as a Member of Parliament. At the same time he was authorised to omit the Bendlet, which had served the purpose of distinguishing this branch of the Churchill family from others which bore an undifferenced Lion., he was awarded an augmentation of honour to his arms in 1661/1662. This rare mark of royal favour took the form of a canton of St. George. A canton is a square in the dexter chief, occupying less than a quarter (probably about one-eighth) of the shield, and in this case Argent a Cross Gules. At the same time he was authorised to omit the Bendlet, which had served the purpose of distinguishing this branch of the Churchill family from others which bore an undifferenced Lion.
This revised shield, complete with augmentation of honour, was inherited by his son John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722). Note that the helm is in profile and has a closed grill; it therefore belongs to a peer. Extra features in these armorial bearings are:
Deutsch: Wappen von Sir Winston Churchill.
Español: Escudo de Sir Winston Churchill. Primer Ministro del Reino Unido.
Français : Armoiries de Winston Churchill, Premier ministre du Royaume-Uni.
Italiano: Stemma di Winston Churchill.
Nederlands: Wapen van Winston Churchill. Premier van het Verenigd Koninkrijk.
Português: Brasão de Armas do Winston Churchill.
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