Category:Somerset arms

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Arms of Somerset family:
Arms of Beaufort, legitimised progeny of John of Gaunt, 3rd surviving son of King Edward III: Royal arms of King Edward III within a bordure compony argent and azure (see Category:Coats of arms of King Edward III of England). The arms were updated when the kings of England adopted France modern. Charles, an illegitimate son of Henry Beaufort, 3rd Duke of Somerset (1436-1464), took the surname Somerset and the Beaufort arms and was created Baron Herbert (1461) and Earl of Worcester (1513). In 1682 his descendant Henry Somerset, 3rd Marquess of Worcester, was created Duke of Beaufort. These arms are thus used by Beaufort, Duke of Somerset (extinct) and Somerset, Duke of Beaufort (extant).

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