Cheshire Heraldry Web Journal (Blog)

A journal of the activities of an Amateur Armorist.

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Entries from October 2015

The Comic History of Heraldry

October 31st, 2015 · Comments Off on The Comic History of Heraldry

The Comic History of Heraldry. First published in 1878 by R. H. Edgar and Illustrated by William Vine. Part of The Armorial Register’s Classic Heraldry and History Series. A must for your heraldic book collection with this Tongue-in-cheek look at heraldry. The book is in paperback with 144 pages and 94 illustrations reproduced by facsimile […]

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First Day Covers – White Lion Society

October 15th, 2015 · Comments Off on First Day Covers – White Lion Society

I meant to post this earlier but it slipped my mind. Back in September I received the following note from Adrian Barham, Honorary Treasurer of the White Lion Society: “In our May Newsletter we advertised the availability of a limited edition set of First Day Covers (FDCs) produced by the Society and featuring the Heraldic Beasts Post […]

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Tags: General · Heraldry · White Lion Society

Heraldic Study Day – Report

October 13th, 2015 · Comments Off on Heraldic Study Day – Report

Derrick Walkden, organiser of the Heraldic Study Day held on 1st October last at Salford, has circulated his report which I have placed on-line for all to see here.

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Grant of Arms to a Camera Dealership

October 6th, 2015 · Comments Off on Grant of Arms to a Camera Dealership

I stumbled across this report a couple of days ago. In the good tradition of newspaper/magazine reporting the headline is completely erroneous (it isn’t a grant of arms to Nikon at all but rather one to the company of Grays of Westminster, a Nikon camera dealership. An informative read despite the headline. http://www.professionalphotographer.co.uk/News-and-Reviews/2014/11/Coat-of-Arms-awarded-to-Nikon

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Saint Edward the Confessor

October 2nd, 2015 · Comments Off on Saint Edward the Confessor

Until about 1350, Edmund the Martyr, Gregory the Great and Edward the Confessor had all been regarded as English national saints, but Edward III preferred the more war-like figure of St George, and in 1348 he established the Order of the Garter with St George as its patron. It seems however, that Edward the Confessor […]

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