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Court of Chivalry
The sole judge is now the hereditary Earl Marshal of England, the Duke of Norfolk. Before 1521 the Lord High Constable also presided, but that office was abolished (it is "revived" only for a Coronation).
The court was last convened in 1954, for 'Manchester Corporation v Manchester Palace of Varieties theatre'. The theatre displayed the City's arms both inside and on its seal and implied it was linked with the City's Council. The city had requested that the theatre cease the usage, and had met with refusal. The court ruled in favour of the Corporation.
- About the Court of Chivalry
- Regulation of Heraldry in England: the Middle Ages
- Cases in the Court of Chivalry
- A short piece about the Courts of Chivalry
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