Bluemantle Pursuivant

16 April 2024

By Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Realm dated 16 April 2024, His Majesty The King has been pleased to appoint James van Someren Peill to the office of Bluemantle Pursuivant of Arms, vacant by the recent promotion of Mark John Rosborough Scott, now Somerset Herald of Arms. The appointment has been gazetted here.

James Peill, F.S.A. was brought up in the Welsh Marches and read History of Art at Edinburgh University. He was formerly the Curator of the Goodwood Collection. Prior to that, he was a Director of Christie's where he was a specialist in the Furniture Department and an auctioneer. He is the co-author, with the late Knight of Glin, of Irish Furniture (Yale University Press, 2007) and The Irish Country House (Vendome, 2010), and the author of The English Country House (Vendome, 2013). His most recent book is Glorious Goodwood, a Biography of England's Greatest Sporting Estate (Constable, 2019).

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