Monday, June 9, 2014
I always find it interesting to see how a coat of arms may be modified over the years (or centuries) as certain artistic conventions fall out of favor or come into being. Heraldic art has its fashions, just as clothing does, and it's often a useful education to follow the changes to a coat that way.
What brought this to mind was stumbling across a web page that does just that for the arms of the City of Light, Paris, France, from 1210 through 1942.
If you, too, are at all interested in how Paris' heraldry has changed over the centuries, you will be well served by going to the page Histoire du blason de Paris found at http://www.armoiriesdeparis.fr/Pages/PHistoire.htm