While other books on the subject might be too dense on the one hand or too cursory on the other, A Humorous Guide to Heraldry provides a thorough, accurate and, of course, humorous introduction to all aspects of heraldry, and is suitable for everyone from children to heraldry experts.  The book includes chapters on each part of a coat of arms, as well as sections on blazon, law of arms, and the heralds.

Table of Contents

Introduction..................................1

The Shield.....................................9

Partitions.....................................14

Tinctures.....................................20

Charge! (Heraldic Charges)........26

Helmets.......................................43

Wreaths.......................................48

Mantling......................................52

The Crest.....................................54

Coronets of Rank & The Peerage...56

Supporters...................................63

That’s my Motto!.........................67

Insignia.......................................69

That’s an Order! (Orders of Knighthood)..................................72

Blazon..........................................85

Heralds........................................92

A Grant of Arms........................103

Law of Arms..............................106

Augmentations of Honour.........114

Canting Arms.............................118

Famous Arms.............................121

Your Own Arms.........................126

What One Does with One’s Arms....128

Bibliography..............................132

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