Dictionary of British Arms: Medieval Ordinary Volume II

Dictionary of British Arms: Medieval Ordinary Volume II

Edited by T. Woodcock, Janet Grant, Ian Graham

Hardback
$165.00

Society of Antiquaries of London

Overview

Overview

The second in a four volume Ordinary covering the period before the beginning of the heraldic visitations in 1530 and is designed to enable those with a working knowledge of heraldry to identify medieval British coats of arms. Listed in this volume are entries from Bend to Chevrons.
This book is the second in a series of volumes designed to enable those with a working knowledge of heraldry to identify medieval British coats of arms. Listed in this volume are entries from Bend to Chevrons.
The project is the result of a bequest to the Society of Antiquaries in 1926 for the production of a new edition of Papworth's Ordinary which has remained, since its publication in 1874, the principal tool for the identification of British coats of arms. An Ordinary, in this context, is a collection of arms arranged alphabetically according to their designs, as opposed to an armory which is arranged alphabetically by surname.
The present work is the second in a four volume Ordinary covering the period before the beginning of the heraldic visitations in 1530. Its publication will mean that the wide range of people interested in medieval arms - historians, antiquaries, archaeologists, genealogist and those dealing in and collecting medieval objects - will be able to identify accurately the arms that occur in a medieval context. Even those without a knowledge of the subject will be able, by means of the index, to discover the blazon of arms recorded under particular surnames in the Middle Ages.

Details

January 1996
772 pages
24.4x16.5 cm
ISBN: 9780854312689
Format: Hardback
Society of Antiquaries of London
BIC HBTG
BISAC HIS037010
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