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Heraldry in Historic Houses of Great Britain

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Developed originally for medieval battle flags, heraldic coats of arms quickly became emblems of noble families' origins and identities. This unique illustrated book explores the roots and uses of heraldry and its terminology and lore, and shows how it influenced the design and decor of 50 houses owned and preserved by Britain's National Trust.Drawing on their official access to the records of Britain's College of Arms, the authors illuminate the development of each house's heraldic symbols, which can indicate everything ...

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Heraldry in Historic Houses of Great Britain
2000, Harry N. Abrams, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780810966918

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Heraldry in Historic Houses of Great Britain
2000, National Trust, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780707802770

Hardcover

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