Cockade
(1,169 words)

1. Use in France

The cockade (emblem, French cocarde; derived from the comb of the rooster, coq) in the form of a colored rosette appeared widely as a military badge of identification during the War of the Spanish Succession (War of succession) (1701-1714). The troops of the Duke of Marlborough, for instance, wore black cockades. Participants in the Gordon Riots, mass anti-government demonstrations in London in 1780, put the cockade to politic…

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Reichardt, Rolf, “Cockade”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 10 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022381>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206



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