This week has seen the announcement by Peter Harling Esq. of the receipt of the blazon for his new heraldic badge. Peter says that he was ” extremely pleased to receive from Mr Dickinson (Norroy & Ulster) this week, the confirmed blazon for my badge grant. Viz: A Unicorn Sejant Sable armed and unguled and gorged with a collar attached thereto a chain Or reflexed behind the Unicorn and terminating in a Rose Gules barbed and seeded Proper. The spirit behind the design is that the Sejant Sable Unicorn was borne by a branch of my family (now extinct), and it was our family wish to resurrect the Sejant Sable Unicorn and bring it home to Lancashire, hence the chain terminating with a red rose. ”
Although Peter has yet to receive his Letters Patent and has not therefore seen his Unicorn in the flesh I have taken the liberty of placing my own interpretation of the blazon at the head of this post. There is something rather romantic about the resurrection of a Unicorn.