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A journal of the activities of an Amateur Armorist.

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Entries from April 2015

Polish Armorial: Heraldry of the Polish nobility in English

April 30th, 2015 · Comments Off on Polish Armorial: Heraldry of the Polish nobility in English

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1744204763/polish-armorial-heraldry-of-the-polish-nobility-in

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It’s to be “De Jure”

April 29th, 2015 · Comments Off on It’s to be “De Jure”

  The newly adopted arms of the International Heraldry Society with the motto De Jure (by right). Most people have some sort of design rational behind their arms and I suspect that their published rational is a slightly romanticized, edited, version which belies the reality. Here is a straight forward honest, if somewhat tongue in […]

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New armorial bearings for a heraldry society

April 28th, 2015 · Comments Off on New armorial bearings for a heraldry society

The International Heraldry Society, a web based society for heraldry enthusiasts all over the world, has settled upon a new design for armorial bearings and is now calling upon its membership for ideas for a motto. Arms: Vert an inescutcheon Argent overall a compass rose counterchanged Sable and Or. Crest: For crest: an armillary globe […]

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800 years and heraldry plays a part

April 25th, 2015 · Comments Off on 800 years and heraldry plays a part

It’s rather nice to see that heraldry is being discussed in schools as part of the Magna Carta 800th anniversary celebrations. https://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/magna-carta–the-surety-barons-and-their-heraldry-11045590

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International Heraldry Day

April 25th, 2015 · Comments Off on International Heraldry Day

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Descendants of the Magna Charta

April 25th, 2015 · Comments Off on Descendants of the Magna Charta

Further to my post made yesterday about the “other” societies of descendants of the Knights of the Garter, it has now been brought to my attention that the same signatory’s appear on the certificate for another descendants organisation. Clearly someone has hit upon a way to part the gullible from their hard earned cash. Caveat […]

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Proper

April 24th, 2015 · Comments Off on Proper

I am not a fan of Proper in blazon but when it comes to chameleons one has little option since many of the species have the ability to change colours to blend into their surroundings. They are tricky little beasts rarely seen on coats of arms simply because it would be rather pointless emblazoning them […]

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Descendants of the Knights of the Garter?

April 24th, 2015 · Comments Off on Descendants of the Knights of the Garter?

This week, which includes St.George’s Day, I have had some discussion with the gentleman who is the Knights of the Garter Descendant’s Representative of The Friends of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle (The Society of the Friends of St George’s and Descendants of the Knights of the Garter). This is the real Society of Friends […]

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Happy Birthday Ma’am

April 21st, 2015 · Comments Off on Happy Birthday Ma’am

Cheshire Heraldry would like to wish Her Majesty Many Happy Returns on her 89th birthday today.  

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Lancashire Heraldry Group – Study Day

April 20th, 2015 · Comments Off on Lancashire Heraldry Group – Study Day

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