Angevin coat of arms
In 1340, Edward III of England adopted gules, three lions passants guardants or as the Royal Arms of England. Based on this, later[year needed] attributions have associated the Angevin Empire and its territories, especially the Duchy of Normandy and the Duchy of Aquitaine with the blazon gules, a lion passant guardant or. These attributed arms are not to be confused with the historical coat of arms borne by the Capetian House of Anjou created by Louis IX of France for his brother for Charles I of Naples in 1247.
- Brooke-Little, J. P., FSA (1978) . Boutell's Heraldry (Revised ed.). London: Frederick Warne Ltd. pp. 205–222. ISBN 0-7232-2096-4.
- Jacques Meurgey, Notice historique sur les blasons des anciennes provinces de France, 1941[page needed]
- Piece 10 euros argent 2010 région Aquitaine (lamonnaiedelapiece.com)