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 Hankey Pankey.Hans von Rippach [rip-pak]. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Hanoverian Shield.
This escutcheon used to be added to the arms of England; it was placed in the centre of the shield to show that the House of Hanover came to the crown by election, and not by conquest. Conquerors strike out arms of a conquered country, and place their own in lieu.   1

 Hankey Pankey.Hans von Rippach [rip-pak]. 


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