So I was continuing my reading in Heralds and Heraldry in Shakespeare’s England, ed. by Nigel Ramsay (for more information on this book, see my post of December 25, 2014 at http://blog.appletonstudios.com/2014/12/merry-christmas-to-me.html), specifically Chapter 12, ‘Heraldry and Alternate Emblematic Forms in the Age of Shakespeare’, by Alan R. Young. It's an interesting article, and speaks a little about badges and more about impresse, emblems or devices which were adopted and used somewhat coats of arms, but rather than being hereditary were often devised for a specific event.
The article has numerous footnotes, and I thought to myself, "Some of those books sound interesting! I wonder if I can find any of them scanned and uploaded on the internet?" Well, I looked, and now my reading list has increased by a fair bit. How cool is that? We live in an age where you can see a book referenced in an article, go on-line, and find and download that book to your computer or electronic reader, all from the comfort of your own home/desk/couch. Sometimes, you've just got to love all this modern technology!
Since I believe that I might not be the only person interested in acquiring digital copies of these books, I share here with you their titles and the links where I found them, and from where you can read and/or download them yourselves in a number of digital formats.