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Heraldry; The Crest

Heraldry; The Crest

The Crest If one starts looking at a coat of arms, after the actual shield itself, the crest is the next most important part. The heraldic crest, based on a cockerel’s comb (Latin crista) sat above the wreath or tort, made from twisted fabric. Roman legionaries would have a ‘Mohican’ style crest of dyed fur…

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Language of Heraldry

Language of Heraldry

A Brief introduction to the Language of Heraldry The language of heraldry is a unique form of describing a system of shapes, colours and symbols that are expressed in a standardised form when describing a coat of arms. In the 13th and 14th Century when closed helmets were the new design in fighting armour, it…

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Guest Blog – A short introduction to Heraldry

Heraldic Shields - Strode House

In these days of everything being ‘instant and then thrown away’, many people find that Heraldry is a fantastic link with the past and for many people a direct link with their ancestors. It may only take a few moments on the internet to look up an ‘associated’ coat of arms to your surname, but that…

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Coats of Arms and Titles

Coat of Arms

One of the most frequently asked questions Manorial Counsel receive is “Do I get a coat of arms with the title”? Whilst the common understanding is that both heraldry and lordships seem to have gone hand in hand throughout history, they do actually have completely different ways of being created and owned. Firstly, let us…

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