From the Author
Designed to be a light, colourful and informative guide
As the author and illustrator of this work, my aim was to present the complicated 'science' of heraldry in a colourful, easily understood way. Coats of Arms whilst not being a heavyweight scholastic work, does contain the essence of this vast, complicated and romantic subject. Unfortunately I could have put much more in but in the end we compromised. The result is a highly colourful guide and I hope that the book gives as much pleasure as I had producing the text and the illustrations. Enjoy!