Are you Hungary?

One of the very many projects I’ve got going on right now is to help bulk out the “mantling” section of the Book of Traceable Heraldic Art with some adaptations from period armorials. I got started with the 15th Century “Armorial” (Manchester Latin Manuscript 28) and did some tracings — shown above, in a variety […]

Playing with String

I’m not quite sure who Sæwynn, as a persona, is going to be, but I’m thinking that most run-of-the-mill late 9th Century residents of what will one day be England will probably think of her as something like a witch. So, in the tradition of Sir Terry Pratchett’s witches of the Discworld, I’ll need to […]

The Seven Deeds of Honor and their Crowns

I’m back with yet another excerpt from the truly wonderful Harley Manuscript 6149, a compilation of heraldy-related items bound into a book by one Adam Loutfut in or around 1494 in Scotland. This time, I’d like to write about folii 124r-126r, “Þe vii deidis of honour and of þair vii crownnys and of quhat materis […]