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  Canadian Heraldic Authority - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In addition, the heralds of the College of Arms and the Court of the Lord Lyon could sometimes be unfamiliar with Canadian history and symbols.
The Chief Herald of Canada is the Director of Heraldry and the senior heraldic professional inside the Authority.
The raven-bears, a new heraldic beast which combined several creatures that are important to the aboriginal symbolism, were proposed by the heralds in honour of the United Nation's International Year of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, also occurring in 1993.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_Heraldic_Authority   (2146 words)

 Heraldry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Its origins lie in the need to distinguish participants in battles or jousts and to describe the various devices they carried or painted on their shields.
In the late middle ages and renaissance, heraldry became a highly developed discipline, regulated by professional heralds, who used the language of heraldry to "blazon" a coat of arms.
A parallel usage for noncombatant clergymen could be found sometimes on the European continent, with the occasional placement of arms on a cartouche (an oval-shaped vehicle for their display).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Heraldry   (2314 words)

 Scottish Heraldic Flags   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
All heraldic flags In Scotland come under the legal jurisdiction of the Lord Lyon King of Arms, in terms of the Act of Parliament 1672 cap.
All heraldic flags are designed with the convention that the pole is on the left of the flag, from the spectator’s point of view.
Heraldic devices are sewn right through the flag’s material, so on its reverse side all the devices will be reversed left to right, and the lion will still respect the pole.
www.electricscotland.com /webclans/lordlyon3.htm   (1929 words)

 SCA - West Kingdom College of Heralds - Heraldic Templates
Heraldically, the category includes the hare; while the hare is to be drawn with longer ears, the two terms are usually considered interchangeable.
The standard heraldic form is of a non-descript venomous serpent, but sometimes an exact species is mentioned: the adder and asp are specified in mundane armory, while the cobra, the rattlesnake, and the natural python (among others) are found in Society armory.
The unicorn is a fierce heraldic monster, named for the single horn growing from the center of its forehead; it was the medieval archetype of purity and chastity, and its horn was considered an antidote to poison.
heralds.westkingdom.org /Templates/Beasts   (6753 words)

OF TERMS USED IN or a in heraldic memoranda and sketches of arms in trick, is employed to signify Argent[and is better than ar., which might be mistaken for az, or for or].
According to some modern heralds it is not proper for a knight to include the arms of his wife within the collar, ribbon, or other insignia of his order.
In the doubling of mantles it may be called white, because(as the old heralds say) it is not in that case to be taken for a metal, but the skin of a little beast called a Litvite.
www.heraldsnet.org /saitou/parker/Jpglossa.htm   (8043 words)

 About SCA Heraldry
An SCA device is a heraldic insignia which used to indicate that the owner of the device is present.
The organization of courts is the resposibility of court heralds.
For instance, a herald is typically employed to announce the combattants before each bout of a tournament.
www.sca.org /heraldry/OandA/heraldry_overview.html   (520 words)

 Encyclopedia: Canadian Heraldic Authority
Possibly because of their role managing the tournaments of the Late Middle Ages, heralds came to be associated with the regulation of the knights' coats of arms.
Junior heralds are known as Pursuivants and the chief ones are known as Kings of Arms.
Australians who wish to acquire Arms from a lawfully established authority under the Crown are obliged to obtain them from one of Her Majesty's two offices in the United Kingdom, that is, The College of Arms in London presided over by Garter Principal King of Arms and The Court of the Lord Lyon in Edinburgh.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Canadian-Heraldic-Authority   (576 words)

 Heraldic Arts and Sciences: Beyond the Banner and Shield. Part 4, May 2004. Last Update, 9 November 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
ORLE: In heraldic terms, a subordinary similar to a bordure, in that it is a charge that follows the shape of the shield.
Heraldic clothing is one of the most visible uses of heraldry off the list field, and outfit’s range from SCA compatible to absolutely brilliant.
In period, the heraldic surcoat is the outermost garment; the cotehardie is one of the names by which the dress beneath the surcoat might be known.
www.merouda.com /asheraldry/as3.htm   (2088 words)

 The Use of Heraldic Titles, Mundane and in the SCA
Heraldic titles first appeared in use in the English College of Arms around the 13th century, and continues to be used to this day.
Herald and Pursuivant are used to denote certain ranks in both the SCA and the English College of arms.
Heraldic Charges: Crosslet Herald, Estoile Volant Pursuivant, Noir Lyon Pursuivant, Bordure Pursuivant in Ansteorra, Rouge Dragon Pursuivant in England, Unicorn Pursuivant in Scotland are all examples of heraldic charges being used as a heraldic title.
badger.cx /heraldry/titles.html   (1076 words)

 Heraldic Display
Each may only be used by their owner, or by a herald acting as the voice of the owner.
A heraldic tabard features the arms of an individual on front, back, and over the arms, and is worn over other clothing.
Heraldic Badges in the SCA by Mistress Zenobia
andrew.draskoy.net /sca/eilean/display   (676 words)

Originally, English heralds had been private individuals whose function was to act as master of ceremonies and identify contestants at jousting tournaments or similar events.
Of the five separate devices on the O'Cahan flag (a lizard, a salmon, a horseman, a griffon and a hawk), two were later recorded on the arms associated with that family (the lizard and the salmon).
From a heraldic point of view it would be interesting to know whether these symbols belonged to the clan or belonged personally to the chief because, if they were the property of the clan, any member of the clan might claim use of them.
www.heraldry.ws /info/article03.html   (5612 words)

 Cariadoc's Miscellany: Concerning Heraldic Devices and Arms
Heraldic devices originally became popular when fighters started wearing closed-face helms; a knight's chance of getting killed because his own people failed to recognize him provided a powerful motive for designing distinctive devices that could be seen and identified even in bad weather or in the confusion of a battle.
You will hear the heraldic devices of some people called "arms;" in the SCA, this term is used only when the person in question has received an award of arms from the Crown, or for the device of a branch of the SCA (kingdom, barony, etc.).
Another kind of heraldic symbol is a badge, which follows the same rules for design and registration as a device except that a badge may have but is not required to have a specific background colour.
www.pbm.com /~lindahl/cariadoc/heraldic_devices.html   (1177 words)

 Chivalric & Heraldic Terminology
Herald - Originally a messenger and maker of proclamations, the heralds became involved with armory by necessity.
A label of three points across the top of a shield is the distinguishing mark of the eldest son.
Langued - Almost all heraldic beasts have their tongues done in a different color, and this is known as langued.
home.olemiss.edu /~tjray/medieval/chivarlic.htm   (5181 words)

 Ropemaking - Heraldic Knots
It was used as an heraldic badge by Hereward Wake, the Saxon leader who refused to submit to William the Conqueror in 1066 AD The knot, therefore, is sometimes also referred to as the Wake knot.
The heraldic badge of the Stafford family was (and is) the simple overhand or thumb knot.
"Recognized heraldic badges are sometimes used (with permission) as badges of local regiments, or they may be incorporated into the arms of local municipal bodies, colleges or corporations." (Warner 1996, 390).
www.rope-maker.com /heraldicknots.html   (1545 words)

 Heraldic Branch Office of the Quartermaster General   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The heraldic Program of the Department of Defense provides assistance to the Secretaries of Defense, Army, Navy and Air Force, either individually or collectively, in establishing and maintaining a scientific, coordinated plan in the creation and use of symbols to promote morale and esprit de corps in the Armed Forces of the United States.
The symbolic or heraldic phase of the army program was officially transferred to the Office of The Quartermaster General from the General Staff Corps in December 1924.
Upon concurrence of the commanding officer and return of the design to the Heraldic Branch, a letter of approval of the coat of army and distinctive insignia is written to the regiment with copies supplied to the Office of Military History and to the Distribution Division, Office of The Quartermaster General.
www.qmfound.com /heraldic_branch_OQMG.htm   (1442 words)

 Heraldic - UK Shop Search > Heraldic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We are specialist heraldic engravers of signet rings both gold and silver as well as gemstone signets.
Heraldic Artists has over thirty years experience in heraldry and our heraldic products are famous world wide...
Heraldic devices became hereditary as first the son then the more remote descendants of...
www.infospot.com /searchdirectory/shops/Heraldic.html   (409 words)

 Heraldic Frocks
The purpose of this article is to discuss heraldic dresses for women, with a view to being of use to medieval re-enactors who wish to create these types of garments.
Gowns and cloaks bearing sophisticated heraldic display of this nature confer rank, wealth and status, which were necessary commodities in the medieval royal court.
MSA5B.L) Heraldic cotehardies have a very ‘medieval’ feel to the modern eye, should you wish to pursue the creation of one of these dresses, there are a number of period design forms to follow.
www.sca.org.au /st_florians/university/library/articles-howtos/heraldry/HeraldicFrocksS.htm   (5473 words)

 Search Results for heraldic - Encyclopædia Britannica
Provided that a few elementary principles are grasped, enough knowledge of heraldry can be acquired in a relatively short time to enable the student to understand the structure of coats of arms.
Fanciful explanations have been advanced to account for heraldic colours and charges: for example, argent to denote purity, the bend derived from the military cross belt—the cross a sign of a...
Heraldic device dating to the 12th century in Europe.
www.britannica.com /search?query=heraldic&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (325 words)

 Heraldic Lion facsimile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As an heraldic beast it is officially described as a lion passant guardant.
It is a powerful emblem that has been used as a symbol of support for the British monarchy ever since the 12th century.
Facsimiles of antiqued pewter heraldic heraldry lion emblem pewter.
www.oldenglishcrackers.com /albion/heraldic.htm   (208 words)

 Heraldic concepts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Heralds who blazon by the names of the heavenly bodies call it Dragon's head, and those who employ jewels, Hyacinth, or Jacynth.
Since arms granted to those created nobles by patent (as opposed to the ancient nobility were granted with the quarterings that were in style at the time, they never existed in the simplified form, so it would be pretentious to act as if they did.
When marshalling the arms of two states or families, the coat of arms of the winner is in the middle while the loosing countries are arranged around it.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/heraldry.html   (1994 words)

 Heraldic Chess Review
Heraldic Chess (designed and created by Modest Solans) takes the anonymity out of chess.
At some point, I thought up the idea of playing Heraldic Chessgi, but after some thought I concluded that doing so would be very difficult with only one set.
Hans Bodlaender also came up with the idea of Heraldic Extinction Chess, which I haven't tried yet, but which looks like fun also.
www.chessvariants.com /cards.dir/heraldicchessreview.html   (498 words)

 Heraldic Note
Now without any consideration of the genealogies involved, there can be no doubt in my mind that these three crests had one and the same common heraldic ancestor in the form as I have drawn it.
But a recourse to any sixteenth century example would restore at once the fin, which, through successive carelessness of rendering, might easily be confused with a mane; and soon the blazon would become changed and the variation fixed.
The additions of the bar gemelle and the cottised fess are merely "differences" familiar to modern heraldry but, on crests, unknown to early practice.
www.simonlake.com /html/heraldic_note.html   (942 words)

 Heraldic Symbolism in Tristram and Isoud
Heralds developed a jargon, called blazon, which is used to accurately describe a shield, much as a programming language tells a computer precisely how to operate.
The study of heraldic symbolism is the final, and most interesting part of the science of heraldry for the literary scholar.
Sir Tristram is interesting, heraldically speaking, because he has had several different arms attributed to him, deriving from versions of the Tristram legend in Italian, German, French, and Norwegian, and emblazoned in various ways, some perhaps erroneous, by artists throughout the Middle Ages.
pages.ripco.net /~clevin/tristram.html   (3568 words)

 Evidence for women's heraldic surcotes
I have been told that there is no evidence that heraldic surcotes ever existed, and that the Luttrell psalter is the only place they've ever been seen.
Trivick considers her dress another heraldic surcote, and this may well be so - it's hard to tell what is in the darker fields of her dress.
Elizabeth wears a heraldic surcote, but it's not possible to distinguish what the charges are on the dress due to the size of the image.
www.forest.gen.nz /Medieval/articles/surcotes/heraldicsurcotes.html   (558 words)

 Coats of Arms and Crests; individually carved and painted Coats of Arms, Crests and Heraldic sculptures by Ian G ...
For twenty years Heraldic Sculptor Ian G Brennan has been commissioned to create not only carved and painted Coats of Arms and Crests for private and Corporate clients, but also has produce a wide variety of Crowns, Crests and Coat of Arms for Royalty and the Nobility from all over the World.
Heraldic sculptures are often seen as an exciting picture language using stunning images, vibrant design and visual colour, incorporating a glorious mêlée of signs and symbols which are frequently chosen not only to reflect the life but also the career of the person concerned.
Within these pages are many examples of individual heraldic sculpture produced by Ian G Brennan, commissioned for both private clients and the British Royal Household, most of which are now being carved from the same 200 year old seasoned tree, that once grew near Somerset in Southern England
www.heraldicsculptor.com   (990 words)

 Heraldic Representations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In almost all instances, the localities are European, and only states which existed from approximately 1150 CE are referenced, since heraldry as we understand the term is a European phenomenon, and was used in a sense we would recognize only after the 12th century.
Heraldic armoury evolves over time, no less for nations than for individuals.
Rather than go through the confusing process of putting up more than one device for some states, and trying to explain the chronological sequence of artistic development in an archive not primarily devoted to such issues, I generally use the later and more fully articulated designs.
www.hostkingdom.net /herald.html   (263 words)

 The Quartermaster Heraldic Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Heraldic Section of the Office of the Quartermaster General was responsible for the research, design and development of distinctive unit insignia, shoulder sleeve insignia (patches), flags, medals, seals, coats of arms and other heraldic items for the Army.
The Heraldic Section painstakingly performed historical research of unit histories to determine design and redesign of coats of arms and distinctive unit insignia.
Staffing of the Heraldic Section and later the Institute of Heraldry, was (and still is) almost exclusively civilian with many staff members spending a lifetime with the organization.
www.qmfound.com /heraldry.htm   (992 words)

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