Understanding a Coat of Arms

We came across the "A Beginners Guide to Understanding a Coat of Arms" infographic and thought some of you would enjoy the introduction to these symbolic representations.

The Coat of Arms, also known as the Armorial Bearings or an Achievement of Arms, are historical, distinguishing insignia's representing an individual or family as well as corporations or states.
Famous Coat of Arms of Great Britain

Medieval Knights, hidden beneath armor and metal helmets, wore surcoats for protection, and a coat of arm as identification.

A Beginner's Guide to Understanding a Coat of Arms

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You can learn more about Heraldry by visiting the College of Arms.

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