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…

Pedigree Rolls

29 July 2014
In the middle of 2013, a project was begun to locate, rehouse and list comprehensively the large collection of rolled material held at the College. Pedigree rolls make up the most significant proportion of this collection. These pedigrees (genealogies, or 'family trees') take a surprisingly wide variety of forms. They…
By letters patent from Her Majesty dated 1 July 2014 Timothy Hugh Stewart Duke, previously Chester Herald, has been appointed Norroy and Ulster King of Arms in succession to Sir Henry Edgar Paston-Bedingfeld, Bt., who retired the previous day after nearly four years in office, and a total of thirty-one…

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