“What is it that induceth you, what stirs you up to believe, or who told you that white signifieth faith, and blue constancy? An old paltry book, say you, sold by the hawking pedlars and balladmongers, entitled The Blason of Colours. Who made it? Whoever it was, he was wise in that he did not set his name to it. But, besides, I know not what I should rather admire in him, his presumption or his s...ottishness. His presumption and overweening, for that he should without reason, without cause, or without any appearance of truth, have dared to prescribe, by his private authority, what things should be denotated and signified by the colour: which is the custom of tyrants, who will have their will to bear sway in stead of equity, and not of the wise and learned, who with the evidence of reason satisfy their readers. His sottishness and want of spirit, in that he thought that, without any other demonstration or sufficient argument, the world would be pleased to make his blockish and ridiculous impositions the rule of their devices.” - Rabelais
I'm an Academic Herald. I'm not a "real" herald; I don't design and 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. (You can find some of my books about heraldry and a list of my articles and presentations about heraldry at "Our Website" below.) 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 ask or let me know. I'd love to hear from you. You can find my contact information in my Profile.
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Monday, June 17, 2013
A Friendly Reminder
Please don't forget to check out the lists of links that you can find down the left-hand side of this blog. (No, this is not a shameless plug; with the exception of the links to Appleton Studios and my wife Jo's blog, I have no relationship with, and make no money from, any of the links I've placed here. They are just links to websites and other blogs that I think may be of interest.)
I have tried to make this blog a resource for folks who are interested in heraldry, and will add new sites as I find them. That said, I've only got so much time that I can spend cruising the web for such sites. If you know of a website or blog that would be of interest to the readers here, please feel free to bring it to my attention.
Conversely, if you find that any of the links I've placed here are broken, or the website moved, etc., please let me know about that, too! I'd like to keep all of these links current, but don't always have the time to review the ones already here as often as I would like.
So, anyway, please feel free to check out the links I've listed here. The categories (and, yeah, I know you have to scroll down the page pretty far to get to some of them; I'm still working on ways I can make that easier) are:
Some Articles I've Written
Other Blogs of Heraldic Interest
Websites of Heraldic Interest
Heraldic Artists' Websites
Some Good On-Line Armorials and Ordinaries
Military Heraldry Websites
Some Good On-Line Heraldry Books
On-Line Heraldic Clipart
Anyway, thank you for dropping by! I hope that you find at least some of these links to be of interest.