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Jasmin Athwal

on 17 May 2013

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Transcript of Heraldry

by Jasmin Athwal Heraldry The beginning of heraldry Average army: 15,000- 20,000
Encased from head to toe in iron The shield Provided a clear view, a flat surface and protection. What is heraldry? Heraldry is the profession, study, or art of
creating, granting and blazoning arms to distinguish one being from another. Maciejowski Bible caparison The Knights Templar Lozenge Females did not got to war.
Only unmarried women or widows. The first heralds Poets, story tellers and artists
Heralds held prominent positions by the 14th century.
Helm show. The language of heraldry Blazon is the heraldic language adopted by early herald to regulate and control the use of colours , charges, and so on. Divisions Shields the trick to good heraldry is to keep the field (surface of the shield) as simple as possible. British Royal Coat of Arms English Lion Supported by: Unicorn of Scotland Right supported by: DIEU ET MON DROIT God and my Right Honi soit qui mal y pense Evil to him that thinks evil Evolved over nine centuries In Scotland the arms are flipped. They desire a better country Desiderantes Meliorem Patriam Canadian coat of arms A Mari usque ad Mare From sea to sea Helms or helmets determine social status Arms of Peter Henry Greenhill Pope Francis: Coat of arms Modern Heraldry Assignment The end
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