healdend, m.n: protector, guardian, ruler. (HEH-all-dend / ˈhɛal-dɛnd)

Medieval manuscript image of a a bearded king wearing a large crown and fancy robes, holding a branch in one hand and gesturing with the other, a scroll stretched in front of him.
Regularis Concordia; England (Canterbury?), mid-11th century; British Library, Cotton MS Tiberius A. iii, f. 2v. [bl.uk]

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