Coats of Arms
Grant of Arms to a French Tutor in 1522

Grant of Arms to a French Tutor in 1522

The earliest grants of arms in England were thought to be around 1390 when coats of arms were discovered in various documents and court records as being granted by the Crown. Some of these earliest grants actually proclaim that the recipients are...

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Coats of Arms
What is a Coat of Arms?

What is a Coat of Arms?

A coat of arms, in its most basic form, consists of heraldic colors, symbols and shapes positioned on a shield or escutcheon. The coat of arms was originally developed to distinguish knights in battle. By the Middle Ages, Knights were fully encased...

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Castles
The Castle in the Sky in Baden-Württemberg

The Castle in the Sky in Baden-Württemberg

Everyone loves castles and perhaps dreams of living in or visiting one. Germany has some great castles. Here's an incredible fairy tale castle, perched on an escarpment located in Baden-Württemberg and overlooking the Echaz valley near Honau,...

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Coats of Arms
Harris Coat of Arms

Harris Coat of Arms

The Harris Coat of Arms Heraldic Description: Azure a chevron ermine between three hedgehogs or. Source: Burke’s General Armory This Harris coat of arms is of English origin. The surname Harris means the son of Harry. Spelling variations include...

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Coats of Arms
Hamilton Coat of Arms

Hamilton Coat of Arms

The Hamilton Coat of Arms Heraldic Description: Gules three cinquefoils ermine. Source: Burke’s General Armory This Hamilton coat of arms is of Scottish origin. The surname Hamilton is derived from the town of the same name or means a flat topped...

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Griffin Coat of Arms

Griffin Coat of Arms

The Griffin Coat of Arms Heraldic Description: Sable a griffin segreant or. Source: Burke’s General Armory This Griffin coat of arms is of Irish origin. The surname Griffin means one who lived at the sign of the Griffin. Spelling varioation include...

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Jun 5, 2016 No Comments

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