Heraldry and Coats of Arms

Heraldry is the science of devising, assigning, recording and maintaining coats of arms and other heraldic devices such as badges, crests and mottoes, for their use in identifying royalty, nobility and certain ecclesiastical authorities, as well as tracing their noble lineage and titles. Heraldry is closely associated with genealogy, knighthood, nobility and royalty, and questions included in this category relate to coats of arms, crests, heraldic badges, rolls of arms, and heraldic elements such as tinctures, charges, ordinaries and marshaling,