Banneret (Rome)

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A Banneret was the name of an officer or magistrate of Rome towards the close of the 14th century. The people of Rome, and throughout the territory of the church, during the disputes of the antipopes, had formed a kind of republican government; where the whole power was lodged in the hands of a magistrate called Senator, and twelve heads of quarters called Bannerets, by reason of the banners which each raised in his district.[1]

By the end of the 14th century the Conservators, had succeeded the Bannerets, and were set in a fair way to become the effective representatives of the people.[2]

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  1. ^ One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: staff (1823), "Banneret", Encyclopaedia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature, enlarged and improved 3 (6 ed.), A. Constable, p. 375 
  2. ^ Rodocanachi, Emmanuel (1906). The Roman Capitol in ancient and modern times - the citadel - the temples - the senatorial palace - the palace of the conservators - the museum. London: William Heinemann. p. xiv.