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The Armorial Bearings  Exemplified in  The Cheshire Visitations
illustrated in colour by Martin S. J. Goldstraw

Cheshire Heraldry is pleased to announce that the content of this section of the web site is available in a book.
A4 Hardback full colour gloss cover, 278 inner pages printed throughout in full colour with 350 armorial illustrations.
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The Visitations of Cheshire 1533 to 1580

These pages feature illustrations of the armorial bearings recorded at the  Heralds' Visitations of Cheshire in the years 1533, 1566 and 1580 along with a fragment of the records of the Visitation of the City of Chester in 1591 as published in 1882 by the Harleian Society. The book contains few illustrations and those that are included are in black and white.

The visitations contained  a collection of pedigrees of families with the right to bear arms however this work concerns itself not with those pedigrees but with the armorial bearings themselves and I have attempted to turn the written description of the arms (the blazon) into a coloured illustration for every relevant entry. There are thirty four pages of images.

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