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.
Rheinland-Pfalz and Bayern at Heidelberg Castle, Part 2
This time, we're looking at displays of the Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz) and Bavaria (Bayern) in Heidelberg Castle done on separate shields, but placed in the talons of the eagle of the Holy Roman Empire.
I find that carved, painted, and gilded one on the ceiling to be an amazing display of heraldry!