Heraldry

Gules (red) a cross argent (silver), a label of five points azure (blue).
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Suggested meaning:
Gules (red): Warrior or martyr; Military strength and magnanimity
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Cross: Service in the Crusades
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Argent (white or silver): Peace and sincerity
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Azure (Blue): Truth and loyalty
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Label of five points - Represents the heir (eldest son) during the lifetime of his grandfather
Argent (silver), a chevron gules (red) between three bulls heads couped sable (black), armed Or (gold).
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Suggested meaning:
Argent (white or silver): Peace and sincerity
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Chevron: Protection; Builders or others who have accomplished some work of faithful service
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Gules (red): Warrior or martyr; Military strength and magnanimity
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Bull: Valour, bravery, generosity

Party per pale argent (silver) and gules (red). (On our flag it is: Party per pale argent and gules; ermine, a chief azure five bezants Or).
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Suggested meaning:
Argent (white or silver): Peace and sincerity
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Gules (red): Warrior or martyr; Military strength and magnanimity
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Azure (blue): Truth and loyalty
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Bezants (gold coins): Worthy of trust of treasure
Or (gold), a falcon close gules (red), between two fleur-de-lys gules.  (On our flag it is: Or, a falcon close perched on a glove gules, between two fleur-de-lys gules).
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Suggested meaning:
Falcon: One who does not rest until objective achieved
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Gules (red): Warrior or martyr; Military strength and magnanimity
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Or (yellow or gold): Generosity and elevation of the mind

The Castle

History

Uncover the history of the 13th century castle once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Anne of Cleves, Sir John Fastolf and William Waldorf Astor.

Owners

Uncover more about the 13 different families that have owned Hever Castle from 1270 to the present day. See the stained glass created to commemorate them.

Timelines

Discover the history of Hever Castle, its owners and inhabitants as you travel through time from its construction in 1270 to the present day.

Tours & Trails

Bring 700 years of Hever Castle history to life with audio guides, private guided tours, guide books and enjoyable trails to follow with young visitors.

DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW AT HEVER CASTLE & GARDENS