college of arms


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college of arms

n
(Heraldry) any of several institutions in the United Kingdom having a royal charter to deal with matters of heraldry, grant armorial bearings, record and trace genealogies, etc. Also called: heralds' college
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Its ranks were filled with gentlemen who felt the stirrings of martial impulse, and sought to establish a kind of College of Arms, where, as in an association of Knights Templars, they might learn the science, and, so far as peaceful exercise would teach them, the practices of war.
"In this talk he will be tracing the history of genealogy from its earliest days when it was in the hands of the College of Arms and included heraldry, to the most recent times when people can sometimes do it at the click of a button.
The Duke of Norfolk, whose ancestor took part in the original battle, and the Royal College of Arms, have now asked the company to make it an annual event.
The speaker is Mr John Williams, who will speak on "the College of Arms - Heraldry, Genealogy and State Ceremony".
Meghan Markle worked closely with the College of Arms throughout the process and it got the seal of approval from her new grandmother-in-law.
"Our father is American but we have ties in the family tree to royalty in several places according to the college of arms."
"Her Royal Highness worked closely with the College of Arms throughout the design process to create a Coat of Arms that was both personal and representative," Kensington Palace said in a statement.
Kensington Palace and the College of Arms declined to comment.
They were nominated for inclusion by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in partnership with the National Archives, Worcestershire Archives and Archaeology Service, the College of Arms, the British Library and London Metropolitan Archives in the UK, and the Folger Shakespeare Library in the US, who between them hold the documents.
Sir Conrad Marshall John Fisher Swan, KCVO, KGCN, KCFO, FSA, FRHSC (born 13 May 1924) was a long-serving officer of arms at the College of Arms in London.
There are references to Blofeld's Comte Balthazar de Bleuchamp coat of arms in writer Ian Fleming's original novel and Cain sought the advice of the College of Arms heralds to refine the design for the movie.

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