The year 2015 sees the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill, K.G., O.M., C.H. Churchill received many great honours both domestically and internationally. Arguably one of the greatest followed his death on 24 January 1965: the grant of a State Funeral. This took place at St Paul's…
Learning with regret of the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, King of Saudi Arabia, on 23 January 2015, special instructions have been received requesting that all Union Flags on buildings of her Majesty's Government be flown at half-mast from 8 a.m. this morning until 8 p.m. this evening, 24 January…

Keith Evans, MVO

05 January 2015
The College of Arms reports with sadness the death on 22 December 2014 of Keith Alexander Evans, MVO, Clerk of the Records and chief scrivener at the College of Arms. Born on 17 December 1941, Keith arrived at the College at the very end of 1956, when he began as assistant…

Accession of George I

18 September 2014
August 2014 saw the 300th anniversary of the accession of King George I to the throne of Great Britain, marking the start of the rule of the Hanoverian dynasty. The heralds, under the jurisdiction of the Earl Marshal or his deputy, had an important rĂ´le to play in arranging and…
There are no plans to issue a Special Command requiring the flying of the Union Flag at half-mast on 4 August 2014 to commemorate the beginning of the First World War. Local authorities, other public bodies and private corporations and individuals may chose to fly the Union Flag at half-mast…

By decision of the College of Arms all proceeds arising from the sale of The Armorial of Haiti will be donated to the international effort for the relief of Haiti
after the calamitous earthquake of 12 January 2010.

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