Monday, October 29, 2018

A Newly-Digitized Heraldic Research Tool

For those of you who know of the four-volume set Dictionary of British Arms: Medieval Ordinary, you know it's a great set of books, but one which may be a bit beyond many budgets. There is some recent good news about this set of books.

OAPEN, Open Access Publishing in European Networks, has digitized and uploaded all four volumes of the Dictionary of British Arms and these books can be downloaded from their website.

You can visit the OAPEN website and see these digitized books at, or go to the OAPEN Library main page at, click on "advanced search options", and in the Metadata box, type "dictionary of british arms" in the "Title" field, and then hit the "Search" button.

I have also added the first link above to the section "Some Good On-Line Armorials" in the left-hand column of this blog, so you should always be able to find the link, even if you can't remember which blog post it's in.



  1. Thank you very much for sharing!

  2. You are all most welcome! If I find a new source for something useful (heraldically speaking), I am a great believer in sharing! Well, right after I download it myself, anyway! ;-)