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Royal Coats of Arms from1198 up to now
 
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Some of the Royal Coats of Arms of England
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Kate Middleton's family get brand new coat of arms in time for Royal Wedding
 
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For more videos on the Royal Wedding: http://tinyurl.com/3cqo5by Garter Principal King of Arms Thomas Woodcock explains the details behind the design of the Middleton family coat of arms that has been unveiled.
Views: 11518 The Telegraph
Heraldic Artists:  Andrew Stewart Jamieson Coats of Arms
 
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Visit the Jamieson Gallery online: http://www.jamiesongallery.com. A collection of the Master's Coats of Arms and illuminated manuscripts. Video designed by Ce Howard.
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Coat Arms Symbols - Your Family Coat of Arms
 
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http://www.coatarmssymbols.com The coat of arms (coat arm symbols) was originally used in the days of knights, kings, and wars fought on horseback. Each knight would display a particular design, image, or pattern on his shield to identify himself amidst the secrecy of hid armour. Intended to inspire troops, strike fear into the hearts of the enemy, and further the name of the bearer, the coat of arms symbols could tell the world which knight performed best in the throes of battle. Then, upon their return to the halls of their lord, they could hang their shield, featuring the coat of arms symbols by the door to inform all within which knights were present at any given time. http://www.coatarmssymbols.co.uk http://youtu.be/k9xLkQUUobsf
Views: 7038 Dave Crewe
family-crest-coat-of-arms-plaques.flv
 
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Family Crest Plaques and Shields with your Coat of Arms. Visit http://www.irishnation.com/familycrestplaques.htm for more information.
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Coats of Arms
 
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Discover your Family Coat of Arms and the meaning of your Surname! Learn how Coats of Arms came about and the earliest record of your Family name.
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What is your favourite Japanese Samurai Crest?
 
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A brief look at the Japanese Cultural Tradition, of the Mon, or Mondokoro; the crest/symbol that identified your respective Family/Clan. Need a list of Kamon for reference? http://desudesudesu.org/images/uploads/261251808665.jpg
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Jamaican Coat of Arms
 
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The Jamaican Coat of Arms
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Heraldic Artists & Coats of Arms:  Andrew Stewart Jamieson
 
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Visit the Jamieson Gallery online: http://www.jamiesongallery.com. Just another reminder that the World's Leading Heraldic Artist Andrew Stewart Jamieson is first and foremost a painter. Video designed by Ce Howard.
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Speech - Personal Coat of Arms
 
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Personal Coat of Arms Speech for Public Speaking Class
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The Middle Ages: Weapons and Armor
 
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The Middle Ages helps students understand the basic concepts of this historical period, including the barbarian invasions, feudalism, the Crusades, the devastation of the plague, the causes of the Renaissance and the beginning of the Reformation. Produced in 2008. Weapons and Armor: Will Scarlet. (Video taken at the Great Lakes Medieval Faire.) Get lesson plans for The Middle Ages at http://www.westernreservepublicmedia.org/middleages
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Heraldry: A Thriller
 
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This is a video covering the topic of Heraldry. Also it includes a portion of LARPing, or Live Action Role Playing. Enjoy
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HistoricalNames.com - Hand Painted Family Arms
 
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A short demonstration about our Hand Painted Family Crests.
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Greatest Movie Bank Robbery Ever
 
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The craftiest criminals from cinema attempt to pull off the heist of the century. Even with the finest masks and negotiation tactics, not all goes according to plan.
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Home Use Beauty Photon Ultrasonic IR Slimming Machine
 
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For more product information and price, please enquire: inquiry@gbsaesthetic.com or visit: www.gbsaesthetic.com Home use Micro-massage and Ultrasonic Slimming device CE approval Operated by DC adaptor Features: This product can provide three kinds of therapy. - Ultrasonic therapy: The massager probe can create ultrasonic vibration at the speed of 1, 000, 000 times per second, which is most suitable for body care and can have effects on skin mainly in two ways: Mechanical and heat action (Physical) and chemical action. The ultrasonic vibration at the speed of 1, 000, 000 times per second can bring changes of volume and movement to every cell, thus have an effect of fine massager, which is called cellular massager. Cellular massager can activate and adjust cell membrane, at the same time enhance the permeability of skin surface. Its heat action, physical and chemical action can increase the deep skin temperature by 0.5-1C, which can benefit for absorption of nutrition and medicine, accelerate metabolism and enhance the regeneration of fat and evacuation of tissue waste, repair lymph and capillary vessels, thus promoting body slimming. Furthermore, ultrasonic can introduce nutrients deep into skin. - Heat therapy: The ark collar around massager probe emits infrared ray at the spectrum of 8-12nm. Infrared ray compared to other kinds, can get deeper into skin and subcutaneous tissues. The wavelength created is very close to the vibration frequency of cell molecules of the body and is capable of causing sympathetic vibration of atoms and molecules within the body cell. Through resonance absorption, the friction between molecules generates heat, thus increasing the temperature of deep subcutaneous tissues and accelerating circulation of blood. As a result, it can clear the waste in blood vessels, eliminate body injurants and activate histiocytes to prevent aging. Therefore, infrared ray can have prevention and cure effect on various diseases caused by poor blood circulation and micro-circulation problems. It is also used to help people with arthritis and abnormal metabolism. - Micro Current Massager therapy / Electric massage therapy: This device belongs to a new generation of bionic current devices. Micro current therapy is advanced technology method of promoting body health and fitness. The fact that muscle movement consumes calories of energy and burns fat in order to get that energy lies at the basis of the method. Low Current is delivered in a specific pattern to achieve body slimming through series of therapies. This slimming method is intended for reduction of excess fat around waist, abdomen, thigh and arm. When muscles are excited by low frequency current, this causes muscle vibration within certain amplitude. The movement of muscles which is not controlled by will is called passive movement. When this movement happens in the body, burning of energy in the body is more active. Under such circumstances, the amount of consumed oxygen and release of carbon dioxide and water can increase by dozens of times. The consumption of calories in only 60-70 joule per second during usual exercising, but it's up to 3000-4000 joule per second during passive movement exercising of the muscle. Similar machines are used to replace some traditional training equipment for athletes to get better results. This device can be used to effectively and quickly reduce and give relief from severe chronic back pains as well as other sort of body aches; It can be used for acupoint massage through centralization and decentralization of body bioelectricity. While stimulating acupuncture points and meridians, it can also regulate internal secretion and accelerate consuming of fat, thus helping people realize their dreams of body slimming. Specification: Resource: DC15V, 0.8A Current: 800mA Ultrasonic waves: 1MHz, Power: Unit size: 18.7X8X6cm Unit weight: 240g, Material: ABS Packing: 1PC/gift box, 20PCS/carton Carton size: 52x36x38cm G. W/N. W: 16/14kgs
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Wood Bas Relief Sculpture of PA Coat of Arms
 
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PA Coat of Arms made by E. Omensetter. Was in pediment of Dauphin County Courthouse now at Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA.
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Latosha Austin - Coat of Arms Speech
 
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Speech presentation for speech 101
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Blasts from the Past 2010.   Red Zebra Images
 
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Blasts from the Past 2010. Photographed by Red Zebra. A muliti period Living History and Historical Re-enaction at Broadlands, Romsey August 2010, organised by Event Plan. "Blasts from the Past" Broadlands, Romsey 2010. A magnificent multi period, historical re-enaction with Living History from the Ancient Greeks to the UK forces of the 1980's. Celebrate over 2000 years of history with images of this superb pageant of Historical Re-enaction and Living History. Be transported back in time to the Roman Legions, the Medieval Ages with Knights and Men at Arms, the English Civil War with its Muskets and Pike, the Lace Wars and the '45, the famous Red Coats of the British Square in Napoleonic times followed by the Victorian Die Hards, emerge into the 20th Century with the conflicts of World War One and World War Two and the Space Race.
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Castille and Leon Shield by Marto of Toledo Spain (Colored) SFMA981S
 
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http://www.swordsfromspain.com/Castille_and_Leon_Shield_by_Marto_of_Toledo_Spain_p/sfma981s.htm Castille and Leon Shield by Marto of Toledo Spain (Colored) SFMA981S The Castille and Leon Shield by Marto of Toledo Spain is an ornamental triangular shield made of steel. Painted in red with a black cross and a craquele finish. In the center is riveted a gold plated metal sheet depicting the coat-of-arms of the Castille & Leon region of Spain, reproduced in relief. Features: - Overall Dimensions: 72 x 50 cms - 28 x 20 inches
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Green Man - Wood Carving by Ian Norbury
 
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See http://www.iannorbury.com for woodcarving videos, books and plans. See http://www.iannorbury.com for woodcarving videos, books and plans. http://www.iannorbury.com/green-man Music by Taylor Hayward
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'365' Halfway There!
 
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'365' by Sculptor Jonathan Hateley '365' is a project which involves me sculpting a small, nature-inspired bas-relief sculpture everyday for 365 days. All the sculpts will be placed on one larger form. Please follow on : http://jonathanhateleysculpture.blogspot.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jonathan-Hateley-Sculptor/343150253775?ref=mf
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Duchy of Anjou Shield of Fluer de Lys by Marto of Toledo Spain SFMA970.7S
 
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http://www.swordsfromspain.com/Duchy_of_Anjou_Shield_of_Fluer_de_Lys_by_Marto_p/sfma970.7s.htm Duchy of Anjou Shield of Fluer de Lys by Marto of Toledo Spain SFMA970.7S The Duchy of Anjou Shield of Fluer de Lys by Marto of Toledo Spain is an ornamental triangular shield made in steel , pointed on the upper part. Natural metal finish. In the center is riveted a gold plated metal sheet depicting the coat-of-arms of the Duchy of Anjou that is three fleur-de-lys, reproduced in relief. The frame is ornated with gold plated rivets and gold plated metal shaped sheets at the angles. Features: - Overall Dimensions: 89 x 44 cms - 35 x 17 inches
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[COMM 474] The Family Dictionary - Tim Muehlhoff
 
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Advanced Studies in Gender Communication (COMM 474), Dr. Tim Muehlhoff. Lecture #3: The Family Dictionary. March 21, 2011.
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Ratlines (Pacovski Kanali), 1991., English subtitles - Vatican in Smuggling Nazi Ustashas
 
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Ratlines were a system of escape routes for Nazis and other fascists fleeing Europe at the end of World War II. These escape routes mainly led toward havens in South America, particularly Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, and Chile. Other destinations included the United States and perhaps Canada and the Middle East. There were two primary routes: the first went from Germany to Spain, then Argentina; the second from Germany to Rome to Genoa, then South America. The origins of the first ratlines are connected to various developments in Vatican-Argentine relations before and during World War II. The major Roman ratline was operated by a small, but influential network of Croatian priests, members of the Franciscan order, led by Father Krunoslav Draganović. Draganović organized a highly sophisticated chain with headquarters at the San Girolamo degli Illirici Seminary College in Rome, but with links from Austria to the final embarcation point in the port of Genoa. The ratline initially focused on aiding members of the Croatian Ustashe movement, most notably the Croat wartime dictator Ante Pavelić. Priests active in the chain included: Fr. Vilim Cecelja, former Deputy Military Vicar to the Ustashe, based in Austria where many Ustashe and Nazi refugees remained in hiding; Fr. Dragutin Kamber, based at San Girolamo; Fr. Dominik Mandić, an official Vatican representative at San Girolamo and also "General Economist" or treasurer of the Franciscan order - who used this position to put the Franciscan press at the ratline's disposal; and Monsignor Karlo Petranović, based in Genoa. Vilim would make contact with those hiding in Austria and help them across the border to Italy; Kamber, Mandić and Draganović would find them lodgings, often in the monastery itself, while they arranged documentation; finally Draganović would phone Petranović in Genoa with the number of required berths on ships leaving for South America. The operation of the Draganović ratline was an open secret among the intelligence and diplomatic communities in Rome. As early as August 1945, Allied commanders in Rome were asking questions about the use of San Girolamo as a "haven" for Ustashe. A year later, a US State Department report of 12 July 1946 lists nine war criminals, including Albanians and Montenegrins as well as Croats, plus others "not actually sheltered in the COLLEGIUM ILLIRICUM [i.e., San Girolamo degli Illirici] but who otherwise enjoy Church support and protection." The British envoy to the Holy See, Francis Osborne, asked Domenico Tardini, a high ranking Vatican official, for a permission that would have allowed British military police to raid ex-territorial Vatican Institutions in Rome. Tardini declined and denied that the church sheltered war criminals. In February 1947 CIC Special Agent Robert Clayton Mudd reported ten members of Pavelić's Ustasha cabinet living either in San Girolamo or in the Vatican itself. Mudd had infiltrated an agent into the monastery and confirmed that it was "honeycombed with cells of Ustashe operatives" guarded by "armed youths". Mudd also reported: "It was further established that these Croats travel back and forth from the Vatican several times a week in a car with a chauffeur whose license plate bears the two initials CD, "Corpo Diplomatico". It issues forth from the Vatican and discharges its passengers inside the Monastery of San Geronimo. Subject to diplomatic immunity it is impossible to stop the car and discover who are its passengers." Mudd's conclusion was the following: "DRAGANOVIC's sponsorship of these Croat Ustashes definitely links him up with the plan of the Vatican to shield these ex-Ustasha nationalists until such time as they are able to procure for them the proper documents to enable them to go to South America. The Vatican, undoubtedly banking on the strong anti-Communist feelings of these men, is endeavoring to infiltrate them into South America in any way possible to counteract the spread of Red doctrine. It has been reliably reported, for example that Dr. VRANCIC has already gone to South America and that Ante PAVELIC and General KREN are scheduled for an early departure to South America through Spain. All these operations are said to have been negotiated by DRAGANOVIC because of his influence in the Vatican." The existence of Draganović's ratline has been confirmed by a Vatican historian, Fr. Robert Graham: "I've no doubt that Draganović was extremely active in syphoning off his Croatian Ustashe friends." On four occasions the Vatican intervened on behalf of interned Ustasha prisoners. The Secretariat of State asked the U.K. and U.S. government to release Croatian POWs from British internment camps in Italy.
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The Saga Of Biorn
 
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Graduation film from The Animation Workshop, Denmark. Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=viborganimation Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Animation-Workshop-Official-Page/10452541819 Web: http://www.animwork.dk/en/ Story Biôrn, an old Viking, is determined to reach Valhalla, the warrior's afterlife full of excessive drinking and debauchery. To gain entry he has to die honorably in battle, but he discovers that the right death isn't so easy. Credits A film by: Benjamin J. Kousholt, Daniel D. Christensen, Mads Lundgaard Christensen, Jesper A. Jensen, Jonas K. Doctor, Steffen Lyhne, Pernille Ørum-Nielsen, Frederik Bjerre-Poulsen, Jonas Georgakakis
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Multi-lingual QR codes for Wikipedia
 
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Wikimedia UK is working closely with Derby Museum & Art Gallery, and is trialling the use of QR codes that direct visitors to more information on Wikipedia's website. Here we see a new development: one QR code recognising the language each phone is set to. Providing there is a Wikipedia page in that language, the user is sent there. Here we see two phones using one QR code next to the mineral, amethyst, to arrive at different pages. One in French; one in English. How cool is that? This demo was hastily filmed in advance of a GLAM-Wiki meet up on 9th April 2011. Despite its low resolution, we felt it well-worth sharing. We plan to re-shoot it with a proper video camera later!
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The Masturbation Song, John Wilkes Booth
 
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The Audio was recorded live at Tommy's Tavern Feb 2010 with a Roland 1680, 1 mic and 1 line in from the PA.
Views: 389 Manuel Ayala
CLASSICAL MUSIC for Studying #1 STUDY MUSIC Playlist Calming Soothing Calm Classic Piano Study
 
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Maybelline Commercial w/  Gerald Anderson
 
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Newest promo of Maybelline visit at http://begeraldsgirl.com/site/home
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System Funtek Trampoline Folding Process
 
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How to fold and stow away the System Funtek Trampoline.
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Introduction to Dictionary Skills
 
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A charming introduction to first dictionary skills, to help every child understand how to use dictionaries to find the words they need, and enrich their language.
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Auburn Coach Wife Kristi Malzahn Agrees with Match & eHarmony: Men are Jerks
 
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My advice is this: Settle! That's right. Don't worry about passion or intense connection. Don't nix a guy based on his annoying habit of yelling "Bravo!" in movie theaters. Overlook his halitosis or abysmal sense of aesthetics. Because if you want to have the infrastructure in place to have a family, settling is the way to go. Based on my observations, in fact, settling will probably make you happier in the long run, since many of those who marry with great expectations become more disillusioned with each passing year. (It's hard to maintain that level of zing when the conversation morphs into discussions about who's changing the diapers or balancing the checkbook.) Obviously, I wasn't always an advocate of settling. In fact, it took not settling to make me realize that settling is the better option, and even though settling is a rampant phenomenon, talking about it in a positive light makes people profoundly uncomfortable. Whenever I make the case for settling, people look at me with creased brows of disapproval or frowns of disappointment, the way a child might look at an older sibling who just informed her that Jerry's Kids aren't going to walk, even if you send them money. It's not only politically incorrect to get behind settling, it's downright un-American. Our culture tells us to keep our eyes on the prize (while our mothers, who know better, tell us not to be so picky), and the theme of holding out for true love (whatever that is—look at the divorce rate) permeates our collective mentality. Even situation comedies, starting in the 1970s with The Mary Tyler Moore Show and going all the way to Friends, feature endearing single women in the dating trenches, and there's supposed to be something romantic and even heroic about their search for true love. Of course, the crucial difference is that, whereas the earlier series begins after Mary has been jilted by her fiancé, the more modern-day Friends opens as Rachel Green leaves her nice-guy orthodontist fiancé at the altar simply because she isn't feeling it. But either way, in episode after episode, as both women continue to be unlucky in love, settling starts to look pretty darn appealing. Mary is supposed to be contentedly independent and fulfilled by her newsroom family, but in fact her life seems lonely. Are we to assume that at the end of the series, Mary, by then in her late 30s, found her soul mate after the lights in the newsroom went out and her work family was disbanded? If her experience was anything like mine or that of my single friends, it's unlikely. And while Rachel and her supposed soul mate, Ross, finally get together (for the umpteenth time) in the finale of Friends, do we feel confident that she'll be happier with Ross than she would have been had she settled down with Barry, the orthodontist, 10 years earlier? She and Ross have passion but have never had long-term stability, and the fireworks she experiences with him but not with Barry might actually turn out to be a liability, given how many times their relationship has already gone up in flames. It's equally questionable whether Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw, who cheated on her kindhearted and generous boyfriend, Aidan, only to end up with the more exciting but self-absorbed Mr. Big, will be better off in the framework of marriage and family. (Some time after the breakup, when Carrie ran into Aidan on the street, he was carrying his infant in a Baby Björn. Can anyone imagine Mr. Big walking around with a Björn?)
Views: 173858 Shari Wing