Medieval Heraldry

Medieval Heraldry

Coats of arms were at first used only by kings and princes, then by their great nobles, but by the mid-13th century arms were being used extensively by the lesser nobility, knights and those who later came to be styled gentlemen. In some countries the use of arms spread even to merchants, townspeople and the peasantry. From the mundane to the fantastic, from simple geometric patterns to elaborate mythological beasts, this fascinating work by Terence Wise explores… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2012)

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Page count: 48 pages

Language: English


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