Under Archbishop Heribert (101845) the carroccio (arc of municipal patriotism) was set up; expansion in the Lombard plain began (reduction of Lodi, Como, Pavia). From Wordnik.com. [4. Milan] Reference
Heribert introduced the famous carroccio as the military insignia of. From Wordnik.com. [The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability] Reference
Naturally enough, but very unwisely, the Florentine Ghibellines declined to take part in this battle; whereupon the people, returning flushed with victory, drove them all out, and established pure Guelph government in Florence, changing at the same time the flag of the city from gules, a lily argent, to argent, a lily gules; but the most ancient bearing of all, simply parted per pale, argent and gules, remained always on their carroccio of battle, -- "Non si muto mai.". From Wordnik.com. [Val d'Arno] Reference
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