A Complete Guide to Heraldry

A Complete Guide to Heraldry

by Arthur Charles Fox-Davies


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Heraldry, the study of family crests and medieval coats of arms, is a science and art steeped in the tradition of familial honor and shaped by strong cords of ancestry and origin. Here Arthur Charles Fox-Davies describes the origin and importance of heraldry and the myriad elements and designs used in the coats of arms of England and Scotland. He explores the meaning of symbols like birds, fruit, flowers, crowns, coronets, flags, and mottoes, and extensively discusses their derivation and significance. With 770 detailed illustrations designed to aid in tracing family lineage, this book will help historians, genealogists, collectors, and anglophiles sift through the records of history and better understand the past.

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ISBN-13: 9781717074867
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/16/2018
Pages: 784
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.56(d)

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A complete guide to heraldry 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This might be the most thorough introduction to the study of family crests and medieval coats of arms available. It clearly explains the origin and meaning of dozens of symbols and emblems. The best part is that it includes lots of photos and illustrations which are invaluable in trying to trace one's heritage.
JoClare on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is known as the "bible" of Heraldry, a must have reference book of this ancient art-form
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