Scottish Heraldry Made Easy
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (173 pages)
Author: G. Johnston
Originally published 1904, this book of 173 pages + illustrations has now been scanned on to CD-ROM for the first time.
For over 800 years, men and women in Scotland have been identified not so much by name as by symbols or pictures which distinguish them from each other. This classic work puts this complicated subject of heraldry into understandable terms, looking not only at coats of arms but also at the meaning of the constituent symbols which are used to compose those coats of arms. There are chapters as well on badges, crests, helmets, crowns and coronets, and supporters; and of particular interest to many is a chapter on flags, banners, and standards. The national arms of Great Britain are explained, along with the meaning and origin of titles, mottoes, and seals. The mottoes for well over a hundred families are included, as well as information on how to draw a shield, a bibliography of Scottish books on heraldry, the more important repositories of Scottish genealogical and heraldic records, and finally, an excellent glossary of heraldic terms, which will allow the reader to quickly understand the devices used on the various coats of arms.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be browsed, enlarged and printed out if required. Please note: these CDs are NOT searchable.
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