ANSTHRLD - Coronets or fillets?
Timothy A. McDaniel
tmcd at crl.com
Thu Feb 12 15:10:48 PST 1998
Aelfwyn wrote about British practice. Yes, there was royal
control of armory in late period -- heraldic visitations,
where you had to show a grant or a long period of continuous
use. Garter also started making grants at some point in
In contrast, France never had a royal college of arms. If you
wanted arms, you just did it.
(Writing about "british practice" is a bit touchy. England
and Scotland have never had a unified heraldic structure,
and there are differences in how they work and what their
rules are. Scottish practice is even stronger than English
- -- Lyon King of Arms has no compunctions about hauling
people into his court for unlicensed armoury, but England
hasn't had a heraldic enforcement case in centuries except
for the Manchester case in 1954.)
Daniel de Lincolia
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