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.
And the Third (and Last, I Promise!) Heraldic Shirt
Well, my third (and last, at least for a while) shirt with heraldry has arrived, and it's a humdinger, if I do say so myself, with coronets, and crests, and supporters (oh, my!).
As I said before, at first glance many of the coats of arms appear to be British, although I've already noticed a few where the colors may not be accurate. For example, the blue bend on the red field in the pictures below. You can be sure that I'll be trying to track some of these down as soon as I get the time, just to see how real, or not, they are. I'll let you know my findings when that happens.
Still and all, it's a nice heraldic shirt, and I'm looking forward to having the opportunity to wear it somewhere appropriate.
This will, however, be the last post for some time about the heraldry-related items that I've bought. I promise! (The truth is, I don't think I can afford to buy any more for a while; the budget won't stand it.)