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Medieval Heraldry : Men at Arms Series 99 - Hook

Medieval Heraldry

Men at Arms Series 99

By: Hook


Published: 26th March 1980
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Coats of arms were at first used only by kings and princes, then by their great nobles, but by the mid-13th century arms were being used extensively by the lesser nobility, knights and those who later came to be styled gentlemen. In some countries the use of arms spread even to merchants, townspeople and the peasantry. From the mundane to the fantastic, from simple geometric patterns to elaborate mythological beasts, this fascinating work by Terence Wise explores the origins and appearance of medieval heraldic devices in an engagingly readable style accompanied by numerous illustrations including eight full page colour plates by Richard Hook.

Introduction . On Heraldry and Heralds . The Shield . Blazon . The Livery and Maintenance System . Crests . The Plates

ISBN: 9780850453485
ISBN-10: 0850453488
Series: Men at Arms Series 99
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 26th March 1980
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 14.8  x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1