THE LOST BOOK OF NOSTRADAMUS
PLATE # 52

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In this image we see the following objects for consideration:

A RED HEART SUROUNDED BY 5 FLEUR DE LIS SYMBOLS,
A TURTLE, AND A GOLD RING

Remember, there were 5 inverted shields in image # 49


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Fleur-de-lis:  Heraldically this was a flower, it stands at the head of the flowers in heraldry. Its origin is unknown; one "authority" claiming that it was brought down from heaven by an angel for the arms of France.  It is also said to mean the flower of Louis (Fleur de Louis), and was certainly used by Louis VII. It is undoubtedly the "flower of the Lilly." Originally the royal banner of France was semee-of-lis (completely covered with fleurs-de-lis); but from the time of Charles VI it has consisted of three golden fleurs-de-lis on a blue field.  The fleurs-de-lis did not at first meet with much favor in England so it did not become popular, in fact, until its assumption by Edward III.  George VI, on his accession, abolished French quartering, in the English royal arms. When used as a difference the fleur-de-lis represents the sixth son. Note: France represents the tribe of Reuben, so the original flower may have been Mandrakes.

fleur de lis