Sunday, 2 March 2014

The Daily Teaser — 2-3-2014: Coats Of Arms

You know, I’m actually looking forward to a (fairly) quiet day, today.

Just the usual basics: do my jobsearching, write a couple of teasers, and do the associated movies.

Oh, and do the housework.

Laundry, cleaning, what have you.

I tell you something that helps, though: the simple fact I got that Apple TV as an early birthday pressie.

It means I can stream some catch-up TV to my TV set up: AND stream some music.

One question, though … ?   Can you stop me if I start dancing in the kitchen … ?   I’d hate to have the neighbours see me, through the window … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: AND bagging ten out of ten.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s heraldic Teaser, shall we?

Here it is, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 2nd March saw the formal chartering of the UK’s College of Arms.   By which English king: Richard 1st, Richard 2nd or Richard 3rd … ?
Q2) In which year of the 1480s was this … ?
Q3) The College of Arms covers every country of the UK: apart from where … ?
Q4) What’s the equivalent body, in that part of the UK … ?
Q5) The three senior officers of the College of Arms are are called whats of arms?
Q6) The next rank down are called what: dukes, heralds or pursuivants … ?
Q7) If your coat of arms is the pattern the College of Arms calls Chequy, it’s got what sort of pattern: chequerboard, striped or honeycombed … ?
Q8) The shield in your coat of arms is party per pale.   This means it’s divided in half, how: horizontally or vertically?
Q9) Two or more coats heraldic shields combined into one are said to be what: privated, generalled or marshaled?
Q10) Finally … what name is given to the various figures — usually animal in nature — standing on either side of a heraldic shield?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 1st March is Saint David’s Day Day: the patron saint of Wales.   Saint David is traditionally portrayed with which bird: a crow, an eagle or a dove … ?
A1) A dove.
Q2) In addition to the Welsh, he’s also the patron saint of whom: vegetarians, pescetarians or fruitarians?
Q3) Saint David is also the patron saint of which Welsh county … ?
Q4) The Welsh flag takes two of its colours — green and white — from the coat of arms of which English king: Henry 6th, Henry 7th or Henry 8th … ?
A4) Henry 7th.
Q5) Saint David was bishop of the town called Tyddewi in Welsh, and Menevia by the Romans.   What’s the city NOW called … ?
A5) Saint Davids: or St Davids and the Cathedral close, if you want the full version.
Q6) In 2003, the American Film Institute named Hannibal Lecter as the greatest film villain of all time.   Which Welsh actor played Lector, in The Silence of the Lambs … ?
A6) Sir Anthony Hopkins.
Q7) Which Welsh singer had an 2008 international hit, with Mercy … ?
A7) Duffy.
Q8) Penderyn is a distillery in Wales: producing the first Welsh what, for over a century?
A8) Welsh whisky.
Q9) Welsh Rarebit is — basically — cheese on … what … ?
A9) Toast.
Q10) Finally … the Cambrian News, the Wrexham Evening Leader and the Carmathen Journal, are all Welsh what … ?
A10) Newspapers.
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with a tune called Mesmerised: by the appropriately named Coat Of Arms … 

And with the College of Arms’ motto …
“‘Diligent And Secret’”
Heraldic Motto of the College Of Arms.
Have a good day … 

*        My pleasure, Debbi, any time!   (Oh, what do you think of today’s poster: the image at the start of the post … ?   I’m rather pleased with that … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It looks quite nice.

1. Richard 3rd
2. 1484
3. Scotland
4. the Court of the Lord Lyon
5. kings
6. heralds
7. chequerboard
8. vertically
9. marshaled
10. supporters