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.
For any person or organisation to have a legal right to a Coat of Arms, it has to be granted to them by England's Earl Marshal, the 18th Duke of Norfolk, through the Herald at the College of Arms in London.
The Royal Charter arrived in the same year and the Academy was granted a Coat of Arms by the College of Arms in 1973.
The Society is known for the quality and scholarship of its publications, particularly its editions of the Heralds' Visitations in the possession of the College of Arms.
The successful bidders can now call themselves Lord of the Manor and will be able to apply to the College of Arms for a personal coat of arms for their exclusive use, which they can hand down to the next generation.
The significance of this is not entirely clear until it is seen that the changes in Britannia came at a time of controversy and declining esteem in the College of Arms.
They were being invented long before 1871; and I suspect that the chief fabricant was the College of Arms, as the heralds are called.
Clr Pinnock received confirmation of her title yesterday, and said: "I am delighted that the College of Arms and the Queen have allowed me to use Cleckheaton in my title.
The title of "Harley" does not appear on the roll of peerage at the College of Arms.
The striking symbol was designed by the College of Arms in London.
Designed by the College of Arms in London, conjugal arms show the separate shields of a royal husband and wife, side by side.
uk/) College of Arms , features the MIddleton family motif of three acorns, symbolising their growth into mighty oak trees.

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