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1789.—The Grand Falconer.

1789.—The Grand Falconer

Date Created: 06 November 2017

1789.—The Grand Falconer.


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The Grand Falconer is an hereditary position that dates from medieval times, and belongs to the Duke of St. Albans. The man shown here wears a Middle-Eastern-style head-dress with a diadem and carries a scimitar. At his feet a dog, and in the background a castle, symbol of authority in mediaeval times. A falcon sits on his wrist.

In North America the sport of falconry is called hawking.

Author: Unknown or Charles Knight

Source: The Internet

Link to Website: http://www.fromoldbooks.org/OldEngland/pages/1789-Grand-Falconer/