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pursuivant

1. History a state or royal messenger
2. History a follower or attendant
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Once the pursuivants had located it, and found it empty, they were inclined to assume that the house was clean, and so fail to search for another.
He published a condemnation of the recusant priest Edmund Campion, when Campion was captured and executed in 1581; Munday dedicated a book to Richard Topcliffe, chief torturer for Elizabeth and James and eager persecutor of recusants; Munday published two sermons by John Calvin; and at least once in his long career Munday took service with the crown as a "pursuivant" or warrant officer, charged to find, inform on, and assist in the apprehension of traitors, especially recusants.
He was first employed as a messenger of the king's chamber and soon afterwards became Collar Pursuivant. Two petitions that Wryxworth presented to the King, Henry VI, in the early 1440s show the difficulties and dangers that heralds faced.
If they're anything like the Scottish equivalent - the Court of the Lord Lyon - you'll need to butter up your pursuivant. I bet it's a long time since anyone asked you to do that.
then goes the Privy Councellors that are not Peers of the realme, then two Pursuivants goes.
Segar presented a paper on heraldic officers and their jurisdictions and duties; there were several reports of the theft of books, pedigrees, and visitation records from the College's library; and an anonymous delegation of heralds and pursuivants presented a petition against Brooke to deputies Hoby and Carew.
Her entourage, known as pursuivants and heralds, will now take part in a separate procession while 14 others have been axed completely.
Sports have become a religion, athletic contests with millions of pursuivants, fans devotees of radio talk shows and all those glutinizing sports announcers and broadcasting oafs who for impressionable youngsters have made dumbness even fashionable.
In an age of persecution, it was necessary, of course, for papist priests to change their names often if they hoped to escape the attentions of the pursuivants.
Derrida's description of the crypt in fact is quite strikingly analogous to the priest hole, a structure invisible from the outside, yet intricately hidden inside the structures of the recusant household in which the priest would seek to hide from pursuivants: "The crypt is ...
Who needs the Lord Lyon King of Arms (the wonderfully-named Sir Malcolm Rognvald Innes of Edingight), plus his heralds and pursuivants, such as Sir Francis Grant, the Albany Herald who led off the proclamation of the Queen's Accession in 1952, aged 87; the Lord High Constable, The Hereditary Bearer of the Royal Banner of Scotland and, in an historic piece of over-manning, The Hereditary Bearer of the National Flag of Scotland?
There's a selected bibliography to cut out and save for her pursuivants and devotees, eleven pages listing articles on or about her, which she has enthusiastically annotated, pieces culled mostly from small or college dailies, many from far-flung areas like Antwerp or the Netherlands and often not longer than a paragraph ("Account of Paglia's lecture at Williams College," a piece from the Sydney Australian, reviews of Sexual Personae, etc.).