We regret to announce that due to the public health situation the College of Arms is closed to members of the public until further notice. Enquiries may continue to be made by telephone on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on 020 7248 2762, by email addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
JOB DESCRIPTION AND ADVERTISEMENT PROBATIONARY OFFICER OF ARMS We regret to announce that due to the public health situation the College of Arms has decided to suspend the recruitment of a new Probationary Officer of Arms until further notice. Organisation The College of Arms is the official heraldic authority for…

Parliament Rolls

17 October 2019
The College of Arms holds four painted Parliament Rolls, each showing the lords spiritual and temporal who attended specific Parliaments in the reign of Henry VIII, with their shields of arms in colour. The Rolls show the order of precedence in which the lords sat, those with the most important…

Windsor Herald

13 July 2019
By Letters Patent under the Great Seal dated 5 July 2019, Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to appoint John Michael Allen-Petrie, Rouge Croix Pursuivant of Arms, to the Office of Windsor Herald of Arms, vacant by the retirement of William George Hunt, Esquire, T.D.
HRH Prince Charles was created Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester by Letters Patent dated 26 July 1958. Building on the ancient tradition of bestowing this title on the eldest son and heir apparent of the Sovereign, and following the precedent set by the future Edward VIII, who was…
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