Hungerford knot

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The heraldic badge of the Hastings family, with the so-called "Hastings knot" entwining a Hungerford sickle and a Peverell garb

The Hungerford or Hastings knot is a heraldic knot used as an heraldic badge in English heraldry by the Hungerford and Hastings families. The binding together of a Hungerford sickle and a Peverell garb (wheatsheaf) with the Hungerford knot commemorates the marriage between the Hungerfords and the Peverells in the early 15th century.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warner, Charles (1996), "Heraldic Knots", in Turner, J.C.; van de Griend, P. (eds.), History and Science of Knots, K&E Series on Knots and Everything, 11, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, p. 392, ISBN 981-02-2469-9