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Lesson for the day.

February 20th, 2017 · Comments Off on Lesson for the day.

Lesson for the day – the bordure. I am coming across an increasing number of ” amateur heralds” who, whilst having competent digital/drawing/painting skills appear to be quite ignorant of blazon and, for that matter, the science upon which heraldry is founded; many of them appear to have their own idea of what a coat […]

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Lawton of Lawton (Not)

February 7th, 2016 · Comments Off on Lawton of Lawton (Not)

My reader will know that I wear a number of hats, one of which is Director and Editor to The Armorial Register and it is no secret that we refuse far more applicants than we accept. I don’t usually make public details of refusals and they are usually kept private, for our own amusement, in a […]

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An unfortunate new armorial hybrid created by “Shrewsbury university”.

July 25th, 2015 · Comments Off on An unfortunate new armorial hybrid created by “Shrewsbury university”.

You would think that if anyone is going understand the principles behind a science it would be a university but, regrettably when it comes to business (and nowadays, it does seem that universities are forced to become streamlined businesses) even these institutions leave their academic brains at home and hand the marketing of their brand […]

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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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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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