Swords and a ducal cap are blessed on Christmas eve, at the midnight mass, by the pope, in order to be sent to favored kings, as Edward IV, 1478; Henry VII, 1505; Henry VIII, 1517. The last gift of this kind was made by Leo XII to the due d'Angouleme in 1825.

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Definition of sword

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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