It is a solemn matter to appoint a Herald to your household, for he will be with you, assuming your need for him continues, forever after. His presence alone can turn a simple sandwich into a solemn banquet. Never take a Herald on a picnic. (The Book of Weird)
I'm an Academic Herald. I'm not a "real" herald; I don't register people's coats of arms (though I can certainly suggest designs for those who might be interested). What I do is study, research, teach, and write about heraldry. And I like to share what I have learned about heraldry, hence this blog. I hope that you'll find it informative, interesting at least occasionally, and worth your time to come back. Got a question? Comments? Feel free to let me know. I'd love to hear from you. You can find my contact information in my Profile.
As a follow-up to my post yesterday about the death of Sir Peter Ll. Gwynn-Jones, former Garter Principal King of Arms, Lord Norton over on the Lords of the Blog web log has a post today (August 24) about some of his memories and impressions of Sir Peter (http://lordsoftheblog.net/2010/08/24/sir-peter-gwynn-jones/). The comments on this post are also worth reading through, as several contain some other folks' impressions of him. He was quite a character (and I mean that in the best sense possible), and will be missed by more people than just me.