I've bought a substantial quantity of 10 mm figures to paint armies for the WotR and need some help getting the livery correct. My Yorkist troops will be those of the 16th Earl of Arundel (William Fitzalan) together with Sir James Luttrell (Knight). I have the details of Luttrell's coat of arms but I am a little unsure of the correct version for Arundel. Essentially, I believe they are jules, a lion rampant or. However, when I visited the Castle recently, I was told they were likely to be conjoined in some way with the de Warenne arms (checky, or and azure) since this was an important family who married into the Fitzalans some time before (Alice de Warenne, who had inherited their Surrey estates, married the 9th Earl of Arundel in 1305).
The opinion of the guide I consulted was that they would be quarterly Fitzalan and de Warenne but I have seen no visible evidence for this anywhere. I have seen a version which has the basic Fitzalan shield with a bordure of de Warenne - but I thought a bordure represented the younger(est) son. I located an opinion on the Heraldry Society's website as follws: "It will then be seen that impalement by a man of his wife's arms was, so far as we know, unheard of in mediaeval times. If she were an heiress, in the real sense of conveying an estate to her husband, then the latter as lord thereof, jure uxoris, would indeed quarter her arms with his own (or perhaps even place them "in pretence") to indicate his lordship". This suggests that it would only be the lady who would display the quartered arms. The article goes on to say "The husband stuck to his paternal coat, if necessary quartering the arms of any lordships he might have acquired by marriage, while his wife bore her husband's arms impaling those of her father." (my underlining)
I have also seen a shield for Arundel blazoned "Sable, six martlets argent" but am not sure from what period this comes and I have seen the attached on the link given (???).
I think I shall use Courtenay as my Lancastrian commander on the basis of their dispute over ascendancy in 1445, but that decision can wait until I've sorted this out.
Is there anyone who can set me on the right road and also advise where I might locate the correct banner for Fitzalan? I shall be very grateful for any help I can get.