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All about heraldry, blazons and coats of arms

In this website, you will find descriptions and drawings of arms (equestrian arms, arms with external ornaments : crests, helms, crowns, mantlings, mottos), sigillography (medieval seals) and the basics of heraldry.

In the "Learning" section, you will learn all the basics of the heraldry (shields, tinctures, charges/devices, crests, holders/supporters, mottos, mantling, glossary).

The "Armorial" section will give you access to many French and European armorials (armorial of Europe by Rietstap, armorial of France by Hozier, armorial of Lorraine by Dom Pelletier, armorial of Champagne by Caumartin, armorial of Burgundy by Peincedé, armorial of the First French Empire by Reverend, etc ...). All these heraldic informations (images and descriptions of arms) will allow you to enhance your genealogy with illustrations.

The "Shop" section will allow you to place orders (personalized coat of arms, simple blazons, armorials, books and CD-ROM).

The "Miscellaneous" section will allow you to leave a few words in the guest book, to view several links of other interesting heraldic websites or to contact me by mail for a request of information (eg on a specific blazon).

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Armrial of Europe by Rietstap

Heraldry is an art that is dedicated to the study of blazons and coats of arms.

Appeared in the twelfth century in chivalry, it quickly spread throughout western society : clergy, nobles, burghers, peasants, women, communities ... Then it spread to the symbolic representation guilds, associations, cities, regions or countries.



 
Armorial French
first Empire

Armorial Champagne
Caumartin
Blog
tout sur la généalogie

Armorial Europe
Rietstap

Armorial Lorraine
Dom Pelletier

Armorial French first Empire
Armorial Champagne Caumartin
Blog "tout sur la généalogie"
Armorial Europe Rietstap Armorial Lorraine Dom Pelletier
                           

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tout sur l'héraldique

Armorial
sovereign families

Armorial
various families

Armorial Burgondy
Peincedé

Armorial France
Hozier

Blog "tout sur l'héraldique"
Armorial sovereign families Armorial various families Armorial Burgondy Peincedé Armorial France Hozier


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all about heraldry

Website
heraldique-blasons-armoires

Armorials
by country/area

Heraldic
glossary

Website armorial
familles communes
associations

Blog "all about heraldry"
Website heraldique-blasons-armoiries
Armorials by country/area
Heraldic glossary
Website armorial-familles-associations-communes

The coats of arms include the entire range formed:
1/by the shield or coat of arms, which designates the subject,
2/by its potential ornaments (support, crown, collar of a chivalric order,...) which characterize him. Some external ornaments(crests, supporters) are part of the coats of arms (and are systematically associated with them), others are arbitrary or fanciful (lambrequins, allegorical symbols,...), but most are the heraldic representation of titles, officies or dignities (they are officially attributed and may vary).

Heraldry and genealogy are intimately linked. On the one hand, only a perfect knowledge of the genealogy of a family can afford to conclude its legitimate right to wear or not a given blazon. On the other hand, heraldry can sometimes be a crucial help in genealogical survey (the study of a shield can provide information about lines).


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