Why a Monkey on the Leinster Coat of Arms?

"The coat of arms of the Dukes of Leinster derives from the legend that John FitzGerald, 1st Earl of Kildare, as a baby in Woodstock Castle, was trapped in a fire when a pet monkey rescued him. The FitzGeralds then adopted a monkey as their crest (and later supporters) and occasionally use the additional motto Non immemor beneficii (Not forgetful of a helping hand)."

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     Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 19, 2018
     Category: Animals | Royalty | Eighteenth Century

For those wondering about that motto.
" The motto "Crom A Boo" comes from the medieval Croom Castle and "Abu", meaning "up" in Irish; Crom Abu was the FitzGeralds' medieval warcry." The Leinesters of course are Irish noblity. The Lannisters are their Game of Thrones counterparts.
Posted by eddi on 07/19/18 at 11:08 PM
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