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Basic Heraldry [Paperback]

John Ferguson , Stephen Friar
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30 April 1999
An introduction to heraldry for the layman. It begins with the history, which touches on crucial moments and figures in the past such as the Crusaders, the Black Prince, Richard III and the Battle of Bosworth , Henry VIII and his wives and children. It describes the colourful medieval tournaments, the orders of chivalry such as the Garter and the Bath and peerage. Also examined are the distinctive Scottish, Welsh and Irish systems of heraldry, some Continental examples and the American inheritance. There is also an informed analysis of the elements in a coat of arms: the shield, tinctures, charges, helm and crest. All this is complemented with drawings which cover every aspect and period of the subject from a Roman standard to the coat of arms of President Eisenhower.

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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (30 April 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713651199
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713651195
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 16.4 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Venerable Bede, writing in the early eighth century, describes the banners of King Edwin of East Anglia which 'were not only borne before him in battle, but even in time of peace, when he rode about his cities, towns or provinces ... the standard bearer was wont to go before him'. Read the first page
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An essential book for all Heraldic enthusiasts 25 Jun 2003
Format:Paperback
No heraldic library is complete without this addition.
This book simplifies the "science" of heraldry and is ideal for the novice and experienced armourist... it revitalises your understanding of the Basics....
This invaluable book has provided me with hours of great reading and has expanded the understanding and deepened my desire to know everything I can about heraldry. It is not only an informative source of reference; it's a feast for the eye of any heraldic artist.
For the casual reader, it is authoritatively written with lots of cleverly rendered images that visually explain the principles and rules of heraldry and it's associated design. What's more, these images are the efforts of possibly the world's most respected heraldic artist.
This is not "Burke's General Armory" with pages and pages of blazon... this is great bedtime reading and research all mixed into one great book. Now who can say that about any typical book on this subject?
Well .... Stop reading my comments... I assure you, you will not be disappointed with this choice...
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5.0 out of 5 stars An essential book for all Heraldic enthusiasts 25 Jun 2003
Format:Hardcover
No heraldic library is complete without this addition.
This book simplifies the "science" of heraldry and is ideal for the novice and experienced armourist. Your basic understanding of heraldry will be revitalised.
This invaluable book has provided me with hours of great reading and has expanded the understanding and deepened my desire to know everything I can about heraldry. It is not only an informative source of reference; it’s a feast for the eye of any heraldic artist.
For the casual reader, it is authoritatively written with lots of cleverly rendered images that visually explain the principles and rules of heraldry and it’s associated design. What’s more, these images are the efforts of possibly the world’s most respected heraldic artist.
This is not "Burke's General Armory" with pages and pages of blazon... this is great bedtime reading and research all mixed into one great book. Now who can say that about any typical book on this subject?
Well .... Stop reading my comments... I assure you, you will not be disappointed with this choice...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Basic Introduction to Heraldry 19 April 2000
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Format:Paperback
Stephen Friar is always interesting, and this time has written intelligibly to introduce the subject of Heraldry to the non-informed. Basic Heraldry offers a good all-round in depth introduction to the subject of Heraldry. The book is well composed around a series of chapters touching on most of the aspects in which Heraldy is found today.
For the more initiate Friar's "An Heraldic Alphabet" is absolutely invaluable, containing as it does some revolutionary (for such a feudal science) theories about the classifying of Sub-Ordinaries.
The two books together form a useful beginner's library for a Heraldic enthusiast, if one is primarily interested in British Heraldry, although Basic Heraldry does also touch on the European Mainland side of things.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, lots of useful information 17 Aug 2005
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Format:Hardcover
Filled with wonderful illustrations, interesting tales of Knights and Kings, Earls, Viscounts, and Barons, and a healthy shot of history, this book has so many things going for it that I am tempted to think this is the book for learning about Heraldy to the exclusion of any other and although I know that's not quite true (The Oxford Guide to Heraldry comes to mind), after even a quick perusal of the book, I'm sure anyone will be forgiven for thinking that. Highly recommended.
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Introduction 23 Mar 2014
By J. R. Trtek - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
As my title indicates, this is a clear and concise introduction to heraldry -- essentially British heraldry. The early chapters outline the historical development of heraldic practice, and the book then ends with a short summary of current principles. Well-illustrated, this volume sets up the reader for more detailed studies of the subject. Recommended at a first step.
5.0 out of 5 stars Basic Heraldry 9 Mar 2014
By Patricia Patscheck - Published on Amazon.com
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I really liked the detail of the pictures of coat of arms, and it will be a great reference book.
4.0 out of 5 stars presentation in sept. 22 Aug 2013
By m j messing - Published on Amazon.com
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I need to give a report on basic heraldry and this book will be very helpful both to me and to the group.
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