St  George in armour with shield, lance and pennon This image of St George appears in an German armorial manuscript of the early fifteenth century. He wears armour characteristic of the period and the crest is full of exuberance. On his shield and pennon St George displays the arms Argent…
Arundel Castle, the magnificent home of the Earl Marshal, the Duke of Norfolk, opens to visitors on 29th March, and full details of opening times can be found here. The Earl Marshal has a supervisory role over the College of Arms, and Arundel's collections and decorative effects include much that is…

Flodden 1513

10 March 2013
September 2013 will mark the quincentenary of the Battle of Flodden, where English forces under the Earl of Surrey defeated a Scottish army commanded by King James IV, who was killed - the last British monarch to be slain in battle.

New Appointments

28 November 2012
By letters patent dated 31 May 2012, HM The Queen has been pleased to appoint Michael Peter Desmond O'Donoghue, Bluemantle Pursuivant of Arms, to the post of York Herald of Arms.
In 1988 the College of Arms published the first volume of A Catalogue of Manuscripts in the College of Arms: Collections, a substantial 600-page volume covering the earliest unofficial collections and including what is sometimes called the Old Library. It was always envisaged that the Catalogue would have a parallel…

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