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  Heraldry - MSN Encarta
Heraldry, originally, the many duties and functions of a herald or officer at arms, including the devising and granting of armorial bearings, or coats of arms.
Symbolic and ornamental figures similar to those of heraldry have been used as tribal or national emblems since ancient times; for example, the Romans used the eagle, and the French employed first the lion and later the fleur-de-lis.
Attesting to the continued interest in heraldry was the establishment, in 1980, of the Herald's Museum in the Tower of London; the collection of heraldic objects traces the history of English heraldry from the 12th century to the present.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761565530/Heraldry.html   (874 words)

  Heraldry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Heraldry is the science and art of designing, displaying, describing and recording coats of arms and badges, as well as the formal ceremonies and laws that regulate the use and inheritance of arms.
The first rule of heraldry is the rule of tincture: metal (bright tinctures) must never be placed upon metal, nor colour (dark tinctures) upon colour, for the sake of contrast; except where this cannot be avoided, as in the case of a charge overlying a partition of the field.
In English heraldry the crescent, mullet (a star with straight rays, which originally represented a spur), martlet, annulet, fleur-de-lis and rose may be added to a shield to distinguish cadet branches of a family from the senior line.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Heraldry   (3975 words)

 Emblems and Heraldry
The rules of heraldry were usually followed by both the Noldor and the Sindar, which might indicate that they were already in existence (albeit in a crude form) at Cuiviénen; but it is tempting to argue that at that time the Elves were not yet culturally "sophisticated" enough for such ideas.
The detailed description of the heraldry comes from a source which is usually considered rather unreliable [10]; but the design of one of the devices has been confirmed by a much more trustworthy text [11], and apart from slight discrepancies I see no reason to believe that the other devices aren't accurately described as well.
This tendency was perhaps inspired by the heraldry of the Twelve Houses of Gondolin, from which two of the ancestors of the Dúnedain had come.
www.forodrim.org /gobennas/heraldry/heraldry.htm   (4175 words)

 Heraldry Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Heraldry is the knowledge and art of describing coats of arms, also referred to as achievements or armorial bearings.
Heraldry is still practiced today, especially in monarchies such as the United Kingdom.
There are also many people who are interested in heraldry as a hobby; many of them participate in the Society for Creative Anachronism and other such medieval revivals, not to mention micronationalism.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/h/he/heraldry.html   (1350 words)

 Family Crest and Coat of Arms: Parts of a Coat of Arms
One historian (Beryl Platts, author of Origins of Heraldry) notes that "family identification" was practiced in northern Europe even before the Norman Conquest, and she believes that all heraldry in England is the derivation of the heraldic devices brought by the families who accompanied William the Conqueror.
The oldest documented example of a coat of arms borne on a shield is where King Henry I of England is said to have bestowed on his son-in-law, Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, in 1127 A.D.: the azure shield bore four gold lions rampant.
Whenever a new Knight appeared at a Tournament, the herald sounded the trumpet, and as the competitors attended with closed visors, it was his duty to explain the bearing of the shield or coat-armour belonging to each.
www.fleurdelis.com /coatofarms.htm   (1097 words)

Heraldry (symbols identifiable with individuals or families) originated as a way to identify knights in battle or in tournaments.
Today heraldry is usually associated with individual families' coat of arms.
The art and science of heraldry, with its medieval beginnings, is still alive and well in our modern world.
www.knightsandarmor.com /heraldry.htm   (233 words)

 Heraldry Terminology @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
More technically, it is the science and art of designing, displaying, describing and recording coats of arms and badges, as well as the formal ceremonies and laws that regulate the use and inheritance of arms.
The origins of heraldry lie in the medieval need to distinguish participants in battles or jousts, whose faces were hidden by steel helmets.
In 1947, while still student, Brooke-Little founded the "Society of Heraldic Antiquaries." This organization that is now known as The Heraldry Society and is recognized as one of the leading learned societies in its field.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Heraldry   (3556 words)

Heraldry, as we understand it in modern terms, was brought to Ireland by the Normans.
This was the beginning of heraldry, a system of identification that was enormously elaborated during the middle ages.
As heraldry became the main proof of nobility, all sorts of abuses worked their way into the system as social climbers and the newly rich tried to buy nobility by buying false genealogies that would qualify them for arms.
www.heraldry.ws /info/article03.html   (5612 words)

 Heraldry - Cunnan
Heraldry is the medieval art and science that deals with the creation, use, and recognition of visual displays that identify an individual person, guild, town, office or other entity.
In the SCA, heraldry is concerned with ceremonies and Courts, the crying of announcements and proclaimations, the pomp and circumstance of the Tournament, and the authentication and registration of members' persona names and arms or badges.
In the SCA, modern and period worlds, heraldry tends to be governed by the rules set by a College of Arms.
cunnan.sca.org.au /wiki/Heraldry   (210 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Ecclesiastical Heraldry
By the end of the twelfth century it had become general throughout England, France, Italy, and Germany, and no doubt it was due to the common meeting-ground of the Christian nations at and during the Crusades that the fundamental principles of the science of heraldry are and have always been cosmopolitan.
There is no hard and fast dividing line between heraldry in general and ecclesiastical heraldry -- each has the same origin, the same lines of coeval development -- but the application of heraldry to ecclesiastical purposes first occurs in the appearance of armorial bearings of a personal and family
Behind the shield are placed a Latin crosier and a Greek crosier in saltire, the shield is ensigned by a mitre, and in pale is a cross with a double traverse.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/07243a.htm   (4852 words)

Heraldry is an Art which can take years to master.
Many animal charges were used in the art of heraldry, the creatures chosen were as often fantasy/mythological as real.
In heraldry to "blazon" means to write a description of a device while to "emblazon" refers to an artistic representation of arms.
www.rameset.com /heraldry.htm   (938 words)

 Early Heraldry
No instance occurs to me in which the panther figures as a charge in British heraldry, and the panther is a supporter, in the few cases in which it is met with, is certainly not the actual animal, inasmuch as it is invariable found flammant, i.e.
It is frequently represented with the tail of a lion, horns, and for its fore-legs the claws of an eagle.
Heraldry in film is essential if the audience is to intuitively embrace the energy of the story and each individual in the development of character.
donnakova.tripod.com /Zep/EarlyHeraldry.html   (966 words)

 Armorial Gold Professional Heraldry Art
All heraldry clipart is hand-drawn by our artists to provide for smooth lines, and the Heraldry art reference material is from only original Heraldry art manuscripts.
Heraldry art samples are provided as a courtesy to potential buyers and the heraldry samples remain the property of Armorial Gold Heraldry Services.
Reproduction in any form other than in the manner stipulated in the Armorial Gold Heraldry Services license agreement or FAQ section is strictly prohibited.
www.heraldryclipart.com   (381 words)

 Amazon.com: Heraldry (History Handbooks): Books: Stephen Friar   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ubiquitous in the fabric of our ancient churches, castles and houses, in documents, and on monuments and stained glass, heraldry represents a treasure-house of information for both the historian and genealogist, but one which often remains closed due to its apparent complexity and inaccessibility.
This book is an excellent introduction to heraldry as it existed in the middle ages and renaissance.
While not containing an exhaustive collection of beasts and monsters such as found in a heraldic dictionary, it doex contain a chapter on "blazon" which is the technical language used to describe coats of arms.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0750910852?v=glance   (605 words)

The Heraldry is accredited "by the Name of Carman, A.D. here are two versions of the drawing of the Coat of Arms, which appear to be in the handwriting of
This is probably an revolutionized version of the first one, the Towers now replaced by with symbolic gesture of the Crusades and the acknowledgment of the Norman rule of England.
I am far from a heraldry expert and my British cousins may tear apart my renderings, but this is how they were depicted in the diagrams.
www.carman.net /heraldry.htm   (779 words)

 Heraldry the Griffin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The design of Heraldry began at the standard griffin and then progressed from there.
This picture was taken in the full beam of sunlight, something else which Heraldry seems to take to very well, though I'm still unhappy about the eyes.
Heraldry was very satisfying as a result, far more beautiful than I ever dreamed he would be, but he has yet to win an award or have much in the way of adventures.
heraldry.catsden.net /castinflesh/griffin.html   (441 words)

 Heraldry Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Heraldry began in the 12th century in France, between the two periods of the Crusades and spread quickly to other lands within a year.
Heraldry made it possible to distinguish between knights in armour by the marks they carried.
Although knights carried identifying symbols long before this time, heraldry became an organised system of symbols.
www.windarooss.qld.edu.au /Main_Pages/heraldry/heraldry_nf.html   (299 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Genealogy: Heraldry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Elizabethan Heraldry - Includes a history of heraldry through the renaissance, information on officers of arms in England and a primer of blazonry.
The Mad Alchemist's Heraldry - The heraldry of Canada, and of its provinces and cities.
Studies in Heraldry - Information on the civic heraldry of France, historical seals, and more than 1700 coats of arms from early rolls with blazon and emblazon.
dmoz.org /Society/Genealogy/Heraldry   (625 words)

 Medieval Times: Clipart   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Art of Heraldry Heraldry originated in medieval western europe during the period of tournaments.
It was a way to clearly signify the different contestants or the noble families at a distance and in the heat of battle.
Heraldry is at once both an art and a science.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/medieval_shields.htm   (941 words)

 Heraldica: Links to other resources on the Web
The Encyclopaedia's entry on heraldry, with several high quality illustrations and a broad coverage of the subject.
Les Blasons de Savoie by X. Lansade, devoted to the heraldry of the Savoie region.
The emphasis, however, is more on "traditional" heraldry (that which developped in Western Europe starting in the 12th century), although there is no reason not to talk about other symbolic systems (such as the Japanese mon), and that happens too.
www.heraldica.org /elsewhere.htm   (2223 words)

 Heraldry on the Internet, Coats of Arms, Family Crests
Pimbley's Dictionary of Heraldry or one of the other dictionaries or glossaries listed to identify the various charges and symbols found on coats of arms.
here is a section containing heraldry clip art which can help you to create your own coat of arms.
here are also a few heraldry software programs included here that will draw a color coat of arms from a description that you provide.
www.digiserve.com /heraldry   (351 words)

 The Heraldry Society of Scotland - UK Heraldry
The Heraldry Society of Scotland was founded in 1977 with the objective of promoting the study of heraldry and encouraging its correct use in Scotland and Overseas.
The Society encourages people to join whether they have their own arms, intend to procure arms, or have a general interest in Scottish Heraldry.
The Society is privileged to number many of Her Majesty's Officers of Arms among its members and a close liaison is maintained with The Court of the Lord Lyon.
www.heraldry-scotland.co.uk   (136 words)

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