The design is simply the arms of Aquitaine, which my sources state is sinonymous with Gascony - "a rose by any other name" and all that. If the sources are wrong, then they will simply become Aquitainian crossbowmen!
This unit had to be for one reason in particular - my youngest daughter is named after Eleanor of Aquitaine (yes, I called the little darling "Aquitania"!!! Sorry, I mean "Eleanor"...). Aquitaine/ Gascony simply had to feature in any medieval English force I chose to create, seeing as we owned the place at the time.
|Given the caption for the first photo, it is probably fitting our banner bearer stands in the rear rank....|