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Ceremonial standard, associated with the Douglas of Cavers Family

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000-100-002-275-C
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Ceremonial standard, associated with the Douglas of Cavers Family

This painted silk ceremonial standard is associated with the Douglas of Cavers family, hereditary sheriffs of Roxburghshire. It probably dates from the late 16th century.

The standard includes a lion and the traditional Douglas emblem of the heart.

The Douglases were a powerful family who, in medieval times, dominated much of southern Scotland. Their adoption of the heart as their emblem derived from the fact that Sir James Douglas was entrusted with Robert the Bruce's heart after his death in 1329


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Online ID: 000-100-002-275-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.LF 11
Date: 1388
Late 16th century
Material: Textile
Dimensions: 1200 mm H x 4000 mm W
What: Standard
Subject: Banners, flags (NMAS Classification)
Who: Archibald Douglas of Cavers (Owner)
James, 2nd Earl of Douglas and Mar (Owner)
Where: Northumberland, Otterburn
Scotland, Roxburghshire, Cavers
Event:
Description: Standard said to have been carried by Archibald Douglas of Cavers at the Battle of Otterburn, 1388
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