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1.1 Origins and characteristics


Arms are transmitted from father to son much the same way as the throne or titles of nobility.


           Father - James I                              Son - Charles I

Since arms must remain unique, a son differentiates his arms in his father's lifetime, and then inherits the original arms.


Original shield, France ancient: Louis IX, King of France.


Red bend added by Robert, Duke of Clermont, 4th son of Louis. His first son, Louis I, Duke of Bourbon, inherited this shield.


    Lions on bend added     by James, Count of     Marche, 2nd son of     Louis of Bourbon.

Due to its being hereditary heraldry is closely connected to genealogy.

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