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.
Don't get her started, because you just know that her motto is: "Nothing succeeds like excess."
Or, more correctly, when you tell your Mom one time that you like eagles.
Image on page 184 verso from the Große Heidelberger Liederhandschrift (Codex Manesse) (ca1300-ca1340) (Cod Pal germ 848), a fully digitized copy of which can be found (for review or download) on-line at: http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/cpg848