heraldry

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the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies

emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms

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We can only assume that the fact that there were two Canadian coats of arms opposite each other in the rotunda influenced the decision to replace one of them with the Nunavut coat of arms.
In the conclusion to my three-part series (NA, Dec 2015), I asked the following questions: "(a) If the Moor heads on European coats of arms signify (for the European) victory over the Moors, how many European nations defeated the Moors in Spain to make the usage of the Moor heads universal across Europe?
Today heraldry means the study or creation of coats of arms.
One of the key rules, he says, is that there must not be two identical coats of arms.
Lyrics of songs and the meanings implicit on coats of arms appear, as do famous personalities, cultural artefacts and events.
At Kenilworth Castle a giant dot-to-dot picture was created while visitors also had a chance to design their own coats of arms.
To me the most successful examples of stained glass in this book are not those that imitate paintings or sculpture but those that seem more aesthetically distinctive, even unique - grisaille or semi-grisaille sketches on clear glass with yellow stained details, windows with a few colored panes for accent, coats of arms with decorative borders that again employ strong, simple, and carefully placed color areas.
It would seem that service and humility are not well-represented these days by crimson dress and gold rings, not to mention coats of arms and the title Eminence.
Syd, who runs the Family Crest studio in Edinburgh's Cannongate, said: "We have also been asked to do coats of arms for politicians Winnie Ewing and Mike Russell and actor James Cosmo.
Coats of arms and private chapels proliferated, as did steeply sloping roofs bristling with spiky windvanes.
We talked about the first coats of arms used by soldiers during the Crusades as a means of distinguishing friend from foe on the battlefield, and their subsequent use in later years among upper class society - royalty, nobility and clergy.
Anyway, they say, the kuna was the currency in the middle ages, and the chequerboard coats of arms is also an ancient one.
The art of heraldry created coats of arms as visual representations of European families, and Chinese chops, Japanese mon, and Northwest Indian totems have served the same function for centuries.
The coats of arms of Canada and Yukon are on the head of the Mace.
COLUMNIST Brian Reade awards a trio of royals the coats of arms they really deserve: