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Design Your Own Coat of Arms: An Introduction to Heraldry

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Hundreds of years ago, warriors identified themselves in battle by using certain colors and symbols on their shields. Later, these distinguishing marks also appeared on surcoats worn over armor. Thus, the term "coat of arms" was born.
Now, with genealogist Rosemary Chorzempa's fascinating new book, anyone interested in the ancient and distinctive language of heraldry can cr
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Paperback, 48 pages
Published July 1st 1987 by Dover Publications
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Highlights are:
* The drawings through which you can trace your own shield. The recommended process is to trace onto paper with a light pencil, then color with pencils, then line with marker.
* The family shield lineage which shows how shields evolved and changed.
* Line drawings of medieval European shields by kingdom (56 shield alphabetically by kingdom)

What is missing:
* The section on national heraldry ("You may wish to incorporate some of the symbols from your ancestors' native lands..." conta
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Charles
Apr 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: heraldry, sca
A fun little book aimed at kids, teaches the super basics of Heraldry. I use this book for examples in the SCA. Note; not all of the material in this book is SCA appropriate but it has some usable clip art and charts.
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