Thursday, October 15, 2015

The nice people (or person) behind the wappenwiki website have recently finished updating the site with drawings of all of the arms and banners on what is generally called the "Edward IV Roll."

This is a very long roll of the descent of Edward IV done on vellum and profusely illustrated, taking his ancestry all the way back to Adam and Eve and before them to God.

You can find high resolution images (in several sizes) of the various portions and some discussion about the Edward IV Roll on-line at the website of the Free Library of Philadelphia at

They even had a .jpg of the entire roll in a single image at 1/3 size linked from each page for the individual sections.

Anyway, as I was saying, wappenwiki has redrawings of all of the arms and banners from the Edward IV Roll, and they look to be well done.

Here, for example is the shield of Normandy, at reduced size (to fit into the limits of this blog space).

You can visit the page for yourself, and see larger sizes of the images by clicking on each one.  From the page that opens up with a larger image, you can get to an even larger vector image by clicking "Original" on that page.

Anyway, it's very well done, and I thought it too good not to share.  You can find the Edward IV Roll shields and banners on the wappenwiki page at

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