Modar's
Heraldry Page

(Heraldry Articles)

 


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Vocal Heraldry   Conflict Checking   Technological Issues & Heraldry
       
Rolls of Arms & Armorials    .Heraldic Clipart, Charges & Pictures   Protocol
         
Heraldic Humor   Culture Overviews   Other/Misc.
         
Silent Heraldry
(Sign Language for Heraldry)
       
         


Austrian coin with heraldic emblems

"in 1486, in the silver-rich Tyrol, Archduke Sigismund minted the first example of that coin which to this day
is probably the best known of all coins: the thaler. The thaler that he created had a silver content equivalent
in value to a gold florin and for this reason it was first called a "Guldiner". The Tyrolean Guldiner initiated
a development that was to be of great significance for Europe and ultimately for the world."
- Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna



§ Beginning Information

Heraldry for Beginners
by Giata Magdalena Alberti

A Heraldic Primer

Assorted Lessons in SCA Heraldry
edited by Jaelle of Armida.

Heraldic Myths §(Information to clear up misconceptions involving SCA heraldry)§
compiled by Modar Neznanich

Frequently Asked Questions by Non-Heralds

Frequently Given Answers (That Are Wrong)
by Gawain of Miskbridge

Why Register Your SCA Name and Armory?
by Modar Neznanich

Choosing a Name & Creating a Persona
by Modar Neznanich

Creating a Heraldic Device
by Modar Neznanich

Heraldic Terms
compiled by Modar Neznanich

Concerning Markers and Heraldry Submissions


§ General Heraldic Information

Who's Who of SCA Heralds
compiled by Modar Neznanich

Mottoes
compiled by Modar Neznanich

Award Recs: What They Are, Why They Are Done And How To Do Them
by Modar Neznanich

Heraldry for Scribes
by Sorcha MacLeod

Blazoning a Device
by Ines Alfón
(formerly Mór ingen Chathail)

Origin of Armory
by François R. Velde

Origins of Heralds
by François R. Velde

The Mediaeval Herald
by Pedro de Alcazar

Heralds in History in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
by Zenobia Naphtali

The Law of Arms in Mediaeval England
by Pedro de Alcazar

The Renaissance Impresa
by Ursula Georges

Heraldic Latin Mottoes
by Ursula Georges


§ Heraldic Administrative Information

Group Herald's Records

Event Heraldry: Running Heraldic Activities for an Event
by Modar Neznanich

Kingdom Level Heraldic Symposium - A Few Notes

Event Management - So You Want to Have a Heraldic Symposium  (also here)
by Briana Etain MacKorkhill

Duties of a Local Herald
by Modar Neznanich

Submitting Names/Devices for Registration
by Modar Neznanich

Heraldic Hints for Submissions, Resubmissions and Status of Submissions
by Modar Neznanich

How to Fill Out Heraldic Submissions Forms
compiled b
y Jadwiga Marina Majewska & Modar Neznanich

From Pelican:  Documentation in Letters of Intent

From Pelican:  On Summarizing Name Documentation

From Pelican:  What information makes a good bibliographical citation?

Sample Summary of an Academy of Saint Gabriel Report

Concerning Markers and Heraldry Submissions

The Life of a Submission
by Alia Marie de Blois

The Basics of Reporting (PDF file)
by Athenais Bryennissa

On Being a Kingdom External Submissions Herald
by Daniel de Lincoln

On Mailing the College of Arms
by Daniel de Lincoln

Appealing a Return
by Daniel de Lincoln

Introduction to Commentary in the SCA College of Arms
by Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme

Orders, Awards, and Honors of the Kingdoms of the SCA and their Principalities
by Jessa d'Avondale

Using a Table Format to Run a List
by Yves de Fortanier

What Local Heralds Do
by Yves de Fortanier

Stuff I Learned The Hard Way
by Elasait ingen Diarmata


§ Persona Development

Research Questions for Developing a Persona
by Modar Neznanich

Who's When: Modar's Timeline Project (In progress edition.)

SCA Persona Information


§ Cultures/Societies (Some general overviews - many with name resources)

Norse                 Mongol            Welsh                Medieval Pirates

Russian             Italian               Scottish            English


§ Names

Choosing a Name/Creating a Persona
by Modar Neznanich

Medieval Naming Guides by the Academy of Saint Gabriel * 
[Collection of articles on names & naming practices of various cultures] 
To visit the Academy's homepage, click: HERE

Laurel Sovereign of Arms Website: Name Articles
[No photocopies of these articles needed when submitting; merely list the article url]

A Small Collection of Medieval Onomastic Articles
by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L Uckelman)

Database of Medieval Names
by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L Uckelman)

How to Document a Name (to within an inch of its life)
by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (Heather Rose Jones)

Annotated Name Book List
by Jaelle of Armida

Common Naming Patterns
by Walraven van Nijmegen

Frequently Sought Precedents

Given Names that are Not Suitable for SCA Usage

Name Weirdness Table

Collected Precedents: Compatible Names

Given Name Conflict Table

Byname Conflict Table

Registering an Order Name in the SCA
by Ursula Georges

Project Ordensnamen OR What do you mean that the Ancient and Venerable
Order of the MostHoly and Righteous Wombat's Toenail isn't period?

by Meradudd Cethin

A Collection of Period Order Names
by Frederic Badger

Iren-Fyrd, Iren-Hirth, Boga-Fyrd, Boga-Hirth & Iren-Feran: What do these Order Names mean?

Glossary of German Terms and Abbreviations
English equivalents of titles, terms, abbreviations, etc encountered in German onomastic texts and armorials
by Gotfrid von Schwaben

Medieval German Names
by Falko von der Weser

Most Common First Names Registered in the SCA

It's Your Name and You Can Change If You Want To
by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (Heather Rose Jones)

Index of Scots Names Found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue
by Aryanhwy merch Catmael

Arabic Naming Practices And Period Names List
by Da'ud ibn Auda

A Dictionary of Period Russian Names
by Paul Wickenden of Thanet

Names from the Secret History of the Mongols
by Lao Tao-sheng

Period Chinese Names
by Yin Mei Li

Japanese Formal Masculine Given Names
by Solveig Throndardottir

Japanese Miscellany: Japanese Names
by Edward Effingham

The Rest of the Alphabet (The Da'ud Notation System)
(Representing non-ASCII characters with ASCII characters) [Useful for names]
by Da'ud ibn Auda & Talan Gwynek

The Viking Answer Lady's Old Norse Men's Names and their Meanings
by Gunnvör silfrahárr

The Viking Answer Lady's Old Norse Women's Names
by Gunnvör silfrahárr

The Viking Answer Lady's Old Norse Names
by Gunnvör silfrahárr

A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names
by Aryanhwy merch Catmael

Viking First Names found in the Landnámabók
by Aryanhwy merch Catmael

Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók
by Aryanhwy merch Catmael

Viking Locative Bynames found in the Landnámabók
by Aryanhwy merch Catmael

Landnámabók
by T. Ellwood (trans. The Book of the Settlement of Iceland)

Glossary of Place names from Landnámabók

Ock Fingerade Namn Frĺn Medeltiden
Medieval Norse Given Names
by E. H. Lind

Old Norse Pronunciation Guide
by Aryanhwy merch Catmael

Choosing a Society Name: Hints for Newcomers
by Dietmar Reinhart von Straubing & Malachias von Morgensterny

A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names
by Ursula Georges

A Collection of 613 English Borough Names for Use in Locative Bynames
by Frederic Badger

Medieval Gaelic Clan, Household, and Other Group Names
by Sharon L. Krossa

European Household and Other Group Names Before 1600
by Sharon L. Krossa

Period Welsh Models for SCA Households and the Nomenclature Thereof
by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvyrn (Heather Rose Jones)

Domesday Book (on-line version)

Onomastics and Heraldry Page
by Maridonna Benvenuti

SCA Group Creation 101
by Justin du Coeur

What is an SCA Branch Name?

Compilation of Medieval Occupations and their Descriptions
[
Nice for referencing some occupational names]
by
Ines Alfón (formerly Mór ingen Chathail)

Historic Cities


§ Vocal Heraldry

Vocal Heraldry: A General Overview (compilation of articles)

SCA Field Heraldry and Its Finer Points
by Yves de Fortanier

You Want Me to Do What??? or Doing Court Heraldry Without Having a Nervous Breakdown
by Natasha Orionova Zateeva

Philosophy of Court Heraldry
by Richard Coleman

Who To Send Court Reports To


§ Silent Heraldry

Silent Heraldry: Lesson 1 - Introduction
by Suzanne de la Ferté

Silent Heraldry: Lesson 2 - Basics
by Suzanne de la Ferté


§ Heraldry Consultation

Consulting With A Heraldic Client  

Consultation Form: Device Design Doodle Sheet
(Two-sided sheet: Set of 9 small shields per page to work up designs, plus info needed for forms.)

Name Consult 101
by Giata Magdalena Alberti

PERSONA NAME CONSULTATION (For those persona-oriented members)
by Giata Magdalena Alberti

Electrum Herald's Twenty Questions to Ask When Consulting on Armory

Consulting Techniques: or How to Ask Your Client the Right Questions for Heraldic Registration
by Rafaella d’Allemtejo

Running a Consulting Table - Class-Outline & Hand-outs
 


§ Book Heraldry [Devices, badges, submission forms, etc.]

Creating a Heraldic Device
by Modar Neznanich

Heraldic Myths - §(Information to clear up misconceptions involving SCA heraldry)§
compiled by Modar Neznanich 

Medieval Heraldry Archive by the Academy of Saint Gabriel *
[Collection of articles on heraldic practices of various cultures] 
To visit the Academy's homepage, click: HERE

Frequently Sought Precedents

Heraldry Tools (resources & links to assist Book Heralds)

Roundels

Gouttes

Lines of Partition (Complex Lines)

Engrailed vs Invected

Embattled vs Bretessed vs Embattled-Counter-Embattled

Creating Computer-Generated Heraldic Graphics with MS Paint
by Pipa Sparkes

Creating Complex Lines With MS Paint
by Pipa Sparkes

Creating Fancy Fields With MS Paint
by Pipa Sparkes

Examples of Some Triangular Divisions & Charges
(With illustrations for new square-shaped badge)

Diapering

Cadency Marks

Marshalled Arms

Roses: Wreaths, Chaplets and Orles

Furs
by Gotfrid von Schwaben

Flames
by Ines Alfón
(formerly Mór ingen Chathail)

Heraldic Monsters

Charge Group Taxonomy (with Charge Group Decision Chart)
by Pipa Sparkes

Concerning Markers and Heraldry Submissions

Heraldry for Those Who Cant  
by Modar Neznanich

Heraldry for Scribes
by Sorcha MacLeod

Heraldry for Scribes by Eowyn Amberdrake
(Great introduction to heraldry for new heralds)

A Grammar of Blazonry
by Bruce Draconarius

Blazoning a Device
by Ines Alfón

Problem Charges to Update Your Pic Dic
compiled by Pendar the Bard

Origin of Armory
by François R. Velde

A Collation of Laurel Precedents Regarding Contrast and Complex Lines
compiled by Alanna Volchevo Lesa

Line of Division Conflict Table
compiled by Robert mac Cormaic

Posture Conflict Table
by Aryanhwy merch Catmael

Flower Conflict Table
compiled by Tanczos Istvan

Cross Conflict Table
compiled by Athenais Bryennissa

A Collation of Laurel Precedents Regarding Crosses
compiled by Alanna Volchevo Lesa

List of Armoury "Weirdnesses"
by Pendar the Bard

What is an S.C.A. Heraldic Device?
by Jasper Greensmith of the Seagirt Glen, Zenobia Naphtali & Torric inn Bjorn

What is an S.C.A Heraldic Badge?
by Zenobia Naphtali

"Commonly Known" Heraldic Blazon/Emblazon Knowledge

Ten Things to Avoid When You're Designing SCA Armory
also known as
The Heraldry Cliche Checklist  
by Alan Fairfax

Viking Heraldry
by Gunnvör silfrahárr

A Roll of Japanese Armory
by Solveig Throndardottir

An Essay on Mons
by Meradudd Cethin

Heraldic Terms Translated Into Various Languages
by Inez Alfón (formerly Mór ingen Chathail)

The Yale: Heraldic Beast
by Elizabeth Braidwood

The Medieval Pelican (also here)
by Elizabeth Braidwood

Animal Blazonry (Depictions of critters in heraldic positions)
by Eldred Ćlfwald

Charges-R-Us (Depictions of various heraldic charges)

Examples of Some Triangular Divisions & Charges
(With illustrations for new square-shaped badge)

Chevrons (inverted), Chaussés, Piles, and Chiefs Triangular, Oh My!
by Alia Marie de Blois

Triangular Field Divisions & Charges and Here
Text by Arval Benicoeur with graphics, additional text, and twitches by Rafaella d'Allemtejo

Triangular Field Divisions
by Arval D'Espas Nord (
Arval Benicoeur)

"From Wreath: Birds and Substantial Difference"

"Some birds and the postures in which they are found in period English heraldry"

Translation Table of Tinctures and Heraldry Terms
by Ines Alfón

Abatements and Augmentations of Honor
by Pedro de Alcazar

Roman Shield Designs

 


§ Conflict Checking

Basic Conflict Checking  (article also located here)
by Teceangl Bach 

De Bello Armoram  (A multi-part armorial conflict tutorial.)
by Rouland Carre

The Philosophical Basis of Difference, or What are Little CD’s Made of
by Pedro de Alcazar

How do you conflict-check a device?
by Karl Faustus von Aachen

RfS X.2, "DIFFERENCE OF PRIMARY CHARGES"
by Daniel de Lincolia

The Primary Charge Group in Conflict Checking
by Daniel de Lincolia

Charge Group Taxonomy (with Charge Group Decision Chart)
by Pipa Sparkes

Counting Complexity in Devices and Badges
by Dmitrii Volkovich

Argent Snail's Armory Insta-Boing Check List
(Basic checks for SCA device or badge submission)
by Jaelle of Armida

Reserved and Prohibited Charges
by Dmitrii Volkovich

“But I don't have any books!” Commenting without Sources
NOTE: Scroll down to locate article
by Juliana de Luna
 

Tools To Help Do Conflict Checking:

     SCA Heraldry Rules - Rules for Submission of the SCA College of Arms

     SCA Heraldry Handbook - Administrative Handbook of the SCA College of Arms

     SCA Glossary of Heraldry Terms - Explanations of terms plus Appendices

     Frequently Sought Precedents

     Precedents of the SCA College of Arms

     Kingdom Letters of Intent (LoIs)

     LoARs - Archive of Laurel Letters

     Search the SCA Ordinary & Armorial - The O&A website

 


§ Heraldic Display & Heraldic Garb

~ Regulation of Heraldry and Standards in the Middle Ages ~

Uses for Heraldry
by Modar Neznanich

Making Heraldic Banners
by Modar Neznanich

Favors & Tokens
by Modar Neznanich

Mottoes
compiled by Modar Neznanich

Heraldic Embroidery

Heraldic Surcoats & Other Heraldic Garb

Women's Heraldic Surcotes
by Marienna Jensdatter

Heraldic Garb

Heraldic Frocks
by Sabine du Bourbonnais

Heraldic Tabards
by
Sabine du Bourbonnais

Heraldic Plaque Belt
by
Sabine du Bourbonnais

Heraldic Dog Coat
by
Sabine du Bourbonnais

Heraldic Bed Hangings
by
Sabine du Bourbonnais

Hall Decorating in the SCA
by
Sabine du Bourbonnais

Heraldic Badges: Affiliation, Affection, Propaganda and Ownership! 
by
Sabine du Bourbonnais

Heraldic Standards
by
Sabine du Bourbonnais

Beyond the Banner and Shield
by Merouda Pendray

Beyond Belts (Displays of allegiance)
by Pedro de Alcazar

How to Silk Paint Heraldic Banners

Heraldic Display
by Miklós Sándorfia

Heraldic Display
by Zenobia Naphtali

Painting Your Tent

Calligraphy & Illumination Information
(for those wanting to put heraldry on scrolls)

Display of Mundane Heraldry in the SCA
by Ioseph of Locksley

Personal Display for Viking Age Personae: A Primer for Use in the SCA
(or, How to tweak some of the concepts of SCA heraldry so they fit a Viking Age persona)
by
Thora Sharptooth

Heraldry for a Non-Heraldic Culture: Vikings and Coats-of-Arms in the SCA
by Gunnvör silfrahárr

The Raven Banner and other Viking Age Banners
by Gunnvör silfrahárr

Early Banner Types

An Tir Heraldry Achievements
by Torric inn Bjorn & Frederic Badger

Ansteorra Heraldry Achievements

The Stuff Around the Shield: Crests and Supporters
by Pedro de Alcazar

Standards, Pinsils, Pennons
by Elizabeth Braidwood

Medieval Flags & Banners
compiled by Elizabeth Braidwood

Flags, Banners, Standards, Etc: (From A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry)

Towards Less Vexing Vexillology
by Malcolm mac Lachlainn

No-Sew Heraldic Banners
by Nastasiia Ivanova Medvedeva

Heraldic Field Tabards & Surcotes
by Nastasiia Ivanova Medvedeva

What Did Heralds Wear?
by Eirěkr Mjoksiglandi Sigurdharson

Heralds' Staves of Office
by Pedro de Alcazar

14th Century Italian Riding Caparison
by Johannes the Black of the Athanor

15th Century Caparisons
by AElfrida Grusmach

Crests, Etc.
by Angela von Braun

Improving Your Mood in the S.C.A.
by Elspeth MacNaughton

Armorial Display: Banners, Standards, and Heaters, Oh My! 
by Eldred Ćlfwald

Armorial Display: Suggestions for SCA Usage Based on Period Forms
by Hirsch von Henford

Meridies Guidelines for Construction of Banners, Flags and Standards 
by Johannes the Black of the Athanor
NOTE:
There has been changes to Meridies Kingdom Law since this article was written.
The section regarding and restricting the use of said heraldic displays has been lifted.
No longer are they reserved, and that section of Kingdom Law has been removed.

Personal Standards: Design, Techniques and Hints
by
Sabine du Bourbonnais

Gonfalon Banners: Design, Techniques and Hints
by
Sabine du Bourbonnais

Making a Simple Shade Pavilion
(Put your heraldry on the Pavilion)
by Charles Oakley

On the Making of a Banner Stand
by Charles Oakley

Tournaments Page
(Information on Pas d'Armes, Tournament Companies, etc)

Heraldic Tree for Use in SCA Tournaments
by Bartholomew Hightower of Canterbury


§ Heraldic Style

Heraldry for Those Who Cant  
by Modar Neznanich

Period Style: An Introduction
by Da'ud ibn Auda

The Philosophical Roots of Heraldic Design
by Hilary of Serendip

A Basic Understanding of the What’s and Why’s in SCA Heraldry
by Ines Alfón

Viking Heraldry
by Gunnvör silfrahárr

German Heraldry: The Zurich Roll of Arms - Devices Reconstructed
by
Gunnvör silfrahárr

A Quick List of Standard Characteristics of Spanish, Italian, Islamic, and Polish Heraldry
by Ines Alfón

Polish Nobility and Its Heraldry: An Introduction
by Piotr Pawel Bajer

Middle Eastern Heraldry
by Lothar van Katzenellenbogen

Muslim Heraldry: An Introduction
by Da'ud ibn Auda

Islamic Heraldry: An Introduction
by Da'ud ibn Auda

Information about the Heraldry of the Crusader States
by the Academy of St. Gabriel

Distinguishing Characteristics of Medieval Italian Heraldry
The article, along with connections to other pages, can also be found by clicking
here.
by Louis A. M. Mendola

Some Distinctive Characteristics of Scots Arms
by Alexander Maxwell Findlater

A Roll of Japanese Armory
by Solveig Throndardottir

An Essay on Mons
by Meradudd Cethin

Heraldry by Countries
by François R. Velde

Canting Arms
by François R. Velde

An Essay on Seme
by Eowyn Amberdrake

Labels and Cadency
(Article about the subdivision of heraldry dealing with the proper differencing of armorial bearings.)
by Pedro de Alcazar

A DISPLAY OF HERALDRIE: by John Guillim
(webbed book by Paul Grant)
 


§ Rolls of Arms & Armorials

SCA Kingdoms & Groups
   
Ćthelmearc
  Kingdom Roll of Arms
Saint Swithin's Bog (Johnstown, Pennsylvania)
   
Ansteorra
  Achievement of Arms Registration and Guidelines
  Index of Mottoes
  Chivalry of Ansteorra
  Mooneschadowe (Stillwater, Oklahoma)
  Rosenfeld (Tyler & Longview, Texas)
   
An Tir
  Kingdom Roll of Arms
Grimwith (Pend O'Reille & Stevens Counties, Washington)
Mountain Edge (Yamhill County, Oregon)
   
Artemisia
  Kingdom Roll of Arms
Côte du Ciel  (Logan, Utah)
   
Atenveldt
  Kingdom Order of Precedence (Click on name to see device)
Mons Tonitrus (Sierra Vista, Arizona)
Twin Moons (Phoenix, AZ)
   
Atlantia
  Kingdom Roll of Arms (Takes a little time to load)
Hawkwood (North Carolina)
Ponte Alto (Washington, D.C.)
Sudentorre (Fredericksburg, Virginia & Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, Stafford Counties)
   
Caid
Kingdom Roll of Arms (was here)
Darach
(Ventura County, California)
Dreiburgen (San Bernardino & Riverside Counties, California)
Chivalry of Caid (Click on listing, sub-pages note their heraldry)
Laurels of Caid (Click on listing, sub-pages note their heraldry)
Pelicans of Caid (Click on listing, sub-pages note their heraldry)
   
Calontir
  Kingdom Roll of Arms
Rulers of Calontir (Click on name in listing to go to emblazon)
Aston Tor (Eastern Jackson County, Missouri)
Crescent Moon (Topeka, Kansas)
Crystal Mynes (Joplin, Missouri)
Cúm an Iolair (Johnson & Miami Counties, Kansas)
Deodar (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
Dun Ard (Leavenworth, Kansas)
Forgotten Sea - Populace Armory (Kansas City Metro Area)
Forgotten Sea - Group Armory (Kansas City Metro Area)
Shadowdale (Iowa City, Iowa)
   
Drachenwald
  Kingdom Roll of Arms
Principality of Nordmark Roll of Arms
Adamastor (South Africa)
Ranaan (Milan, Italy)
   
Ealdormere
  Ealdormere Royal Listing
   
East
  Kings and Queens of the East Kingdom
Populace Armorial
Bridge (Rhode Island and Providence Plantations) [Blazons & emblazons noted in listings.]
l'Ile du Dragon Dormant (city of Montréal & southern region of Province of Québec)
Nordenhal (Ulster County, New York)
Ruantallan (Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island)
Whyt Whey (Manhattan Island)
East Roll of Arms [older version?]
   
Gleann Abhann
  Wyrmgeist (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
   
Lochac
  Kingdom Roll of Arms
Abertridwr (Australia)
Southron Gaard (New Zealand, south of Cook Strait)
Chivalry of Lochac
Laurels of Lochac (
Click on listing, sub-pages note their heraldry)
Pelicans of Lochac
(Click on listing, sub-pages note their heraldry)
   
Meridies
  An Dun Theine (Huntsville, Alabama)
Glen Marion (Americus, Georgia)
   
Middle
  Red Spears (Northwest Ohio)
   
Northshield
  Kingdom Roll of Arms
  Castel Rouge (Manitoba, Canada)
   
Outlands
  Kingdom Roll of Arms
Caer Galan (Boulder, Colorado)
   
Trimaris
  Royal Armorial
  Trimaris Armorial: Pelicans
  Trimaris Armorial: Laurels
   
West
  Kingdom Roll of Arms
Principality of Oertha Roll of Arms
West Kingdom College of Heralds: Awards and Honors (Click on listing, sub-pages note their heraldry)
Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, AK)
   

.

SCA - Other

Groups of the Knowne World

Flash-Cards: Kingdoms of the Known World

Ladies of the Chivalry

 

Historic 

An Annotated List of Period Armorials Available Online

Period Rolls of Arms and Armorials (and how to find them)
by Leslie A. Schweitzer

What Grants of Arms Really Looked Like

Paul Bergman's Armorial De Flandre du XVIme Siécle (16th c. Flanders)

Shields and Escutcheons in the Manesse Codex

Armorial of the Manesse Codex

Manesse Codex

Siebmacher's Wappenbuch (published in 1605)

Scheiblersches Wappenbuch (Scheibler Armorial - older part from 1450-1480)

Zurich Roll of Arms: Devices Reconstructed
by
Gunnvör silfrahárr

Zurich Roll of Arms (also HERE)

Chronik der Wernberger Linie (1625)
[click on 'Verzeichnis der Adels-Wappen' for personal armory]

Treatises on Heraldry - Bodleian Library (Oxford University)

Tewkesbury Abbey Book (with Heraldry) - Bodleian Library (Oxford University)

Mecklenburg Armory from 1360

Banderia Prutenorum, 1448 (Banners of 56 of the Teutonic Knights)

A Roll of Japanese Armory
by Solveig Throndardottir

Caerlaverock Roll of Arms
by Iago ab Adam

Heraldry in Gilling Castle

De Viris illustibus Familliae Transelgardorum Forzaté et Captis Listae, 1435. Basel, Giovanni Francesco Capodilista.

Excerpts from several Armorial Rolls
[REYNECK ARMORIAL; LE BRETON ARMORIAL; HYGHALMLEN ROLL; EXEMPLAR; GORREVOD ARMORIAL; POVEY ROLL;
HEROLD ARMORIAL; STUTTSGARTER ROLL; LYCENICH ARMORIAL; GRUNENBERG ARMORIAL & SCHEIBLERSCHES]

Camden Roll: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Charles' Roll: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10

Chifflet-Prinet Roll: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Collins' Roll: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12

Dering Roll: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7

Falkirk Roll: Full Roll

Galloway Roll: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Glover's Roll: Part 1, Part 2

Heralds' Roll: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14

Lord Marshal's Roll: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

Saint George's Roll: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8

Wijnbergen Roll: Full Roll

Bigot Roll of Arms, 1254

Bigot Roll: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6

Ingeram Codex

Ortenburger Wappenbuch Bayern. 1466 - 1473

Köldererrolle 1470 - 1540 Innsbruck. Werkstatt: Jörg Kölderer.

1480 Bruderschaftsbuch des jülich-bergischen Hubertusorden

Sammlung von Wappen aus Verschiedenen 1600, Besonders Deutschen Ländern

Wappenbuch der Konrad Grünenberg. Bayern, 1602 - 1604.

Wappenbuch des Hans Ulrich Fisch  1622

Medeltidsvapen (Medieval Swedish Armory)

Pictorial book of arms of the Order of the Garter  c.1430-c.1440

Polish Arms in Armorial Bellenville

Polish Arms from 1353

Polish Arms 1357-1372

Polish Arms from Gelre

Polish Arms from Toison d'Or

Armorial Gymnich, 15th C

Bergshammar, 15th C

Kasper Niesicki's Herbarz Polski

Armorial de Gelre

Sir Thomas Holme's Book of Arms  c.1445-c.1450. England.

Heraldic Devices from Lorenz Fries' Chronik c.1489-1550

Heraldic Devices from Bodleian Manuscript 264

European Rolls of Arms of the Thirteenth Century

Armorial du Hérault Vermandois

The Cheshire Visitations 1533 to 1580

Le blason des armes, avec les armes des princes et seigneurs de France, 1511

A 15th Century German Armorial

A Magyar Oszágos Levéltár adatbázisai

Arms from the Albigensian Crusades 1209-1244

Armorial de la Paix d'Arras

earlyBlazon

Chronological Rolls of Arms

Online Rolls of Arms
 


§ Heraldic Clipart, Charges & Pictures

Traceable Heraldic Art

Heraldic Dictionary: Charges

Heraldic Templates

Creating Computer-Generated Heraldic Graphics with MS Paint
by Pipa Sparkes

Creating Complex Lines With MS Paint
by Pipa Sparkes

Creating Fancy Fields With MS Paint
by Pipa Sparkes

Heraldry Clipart
supplied by James Wolf

SVG Images for Heralds
by Christie L. Ward

Heraldic Atlas

Heraldic Monsters

Heraldry Clipart Page
by Teceangl Bach

Little Heraldry Book

Heraldry Clipart
[Florida Education Technology Clearinghouse]


§ Technological Issues & Heraldry

Tincture Colours in HTML and RGB
 


§ Other/Misc.

Titled Heralds of the SCA 

Heraldry of the Ruling Nobles of Calontir
compiled by Modar Neznanich

Lineage of Gold Falcon Heralds
compiled by Modar Neznanich

Lineage of Saker Heralds
compiled by Modar Neznanich

Emeritus Titles & Heraldic Devices of Various Calontir Heralds
compiled by Modar Neznanich

Calontir Heraldic Lineage Pelican Medallion
compiled with info from Christopher Amber, Charles O'Conner & Modar Neznanich

Heraldry of the First Kings and Queens
compiled by Modar Neznanich

Heraldry of the First Members of the SCA College-of-Arms
compiled by Modar Neznanich

Heraldry of the SCA Laurels-of-Arms
compiled by Modar Neznanich

How to do Research
by Modar Neznanich

Arthurian Heraldry
compiled by Modar Neznanich

Beatrice's Pointy Hat Spotter's Guide
(Crowns, Coronets, Circlets, and Regalia of the Known World)
by Beatrice Domenici della Campana 

Royal Genealogy of the Known World
maintained by Zahra al-Ishbiiliyah

SCA Biographical Dictionary
by William Castille

(A large download file.)

Slavic Interest Group
Founded by SCA members, it is an information exchange for the study of Medieval history and culture
in the Slavic world. (This includes, but is not limited to, the cultures of Rus/Russian, Polish, Transylvanian,
Hungarian, Rumanian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Croatian, Balkan, Czech as well as Slavic.)


§ Heraldic Humor

Heraldrydiculous
by Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov

Heraldic Toast
by Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov

Heraldry Songs, Poems, Pictures, Stories, Etc.
by various sources

Tigger Heraldry
by Seamas Mac Daibhid

Haroldry for the Non-Harold
by Michael Roeder

Heraldry Games


§ Missing Articles 
(These articles are no longer found at their site. If anyone knows where they can now be located, please contact me.)

Introduction to Heraldry
by Alarice Beatrix Von Thal

Some Old Norse Place Names and Elements
by Dana Stewart

Tangwystyl's Linguistics for Heralds
by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn

Some Crosses and Their Forms
by Edward Wenzer

 



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