Surcoats & Heraldry

Articles, links and resources on surcoats and other heraldic garb.

Heraldic Surcoat Articles & Links

Heraldic Frocks
Women's Heraldic Surcoats
Sir Geoffrey Luttrell of Irnham, wife and daughter-in law, c.1330s
Sir Geoffrey Luttrell being armed
The Luttrell Psalter 1345
The Manesse Codex
Margaret, Princess of Wales and Lady Joice Tiptoft, c. 1400s
Funeral Brass of Lady Katherine Howard, 1535
Funeral Brass of Lady Verney, 1547
Funeral Brass of Sir John and Aleyne de Creke (Note engrailed edging on her garb)
Funeral Brass of Margaret de Camoys 
Funeral Brass of Elizabeth de Northwood, 1335
Bust of a Young Woman (Click on picture for a larger view)
"Despite the coat of arms emblazoned on both her sleeves, the subject of the portrait has not been identified."
Earl & Countess of Warwick, 1406
Sir John & Maude De Foxle (Another set seen here.)
Robert and Margaret Barley, 1467 (Note embattled line in skirt)
Joan Peryent, 1415 (Note pelican on collar)
Letitia Talyboys, 1506 (Note end of belt)
Heraldic Display by Dame Zenobia Naphtali
Brass Rubbing of Ralph Verney


General Surcoat Articles & Links

Medieval Surcoats (Fabulous resource!)
Garb Seemly and Proper, Part IV: The Fourteenth Century
by Jehanne de Huguenin
The Sideless Surcote
by Jehanne de Wodeford


Other Heraldic Garb Articles & Links

Heraldic Gallery (Click on each picture to go into that gallery)
Heraldic Court Gloves
Heraldic Embroidery Discussion
Heraldic Cotehardie
Heraldic Napkins
Appliqué Discussion (With mention of Heraldic Appliqué)
Herald's Tabard (Click on link below picture)
Generic Herald's Tabard Pattern
Heraldic Field Tabards & Surcotes
by Nastasiia Ivanova Medvedeva
An SCA Heraldic Tabard
Another SCA Herald's Tabard
Heraldic Fighting Tabard
Heraldic Dress

Heraldic Display Links

Modar's Heraldry Display Links
Beyond the Banner and Shield
by Merouda Pendray
Armorial Display

Suggested Books

Heraldry, Pageantry and Social Display in Medieval England by Peter Cross

Catalogue Rubbings of Brasses and Incised Slabs by Muriel Clayton
Victoria and Albert Museum, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1991.



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