The Heraldry Society exists to increase and extend interest in and knowledge of heraldry, armory, chivalry, genealogy and allied subjects. The Society is nonprofit making and is registered as an educational charity. Membership is open to all. As well as enjoying the privileges and advantages of membership, subscriptions help to further the aims of the Society.
Members receive the quarterly newsletter of the Society, The Heraldry Gazette, and can subscribe to the twice-yearly journal The Coat of Arms. Lectures are held in London and, like our publications, provide a forum for scholarly research, as well as offering a broad range of talks on heraldic and related subjects.
Saturday, 12th March 2016 - Saturday Lectures
From Farmyard to Fantasy - Animals in Heraldry by Arline Fisher
The Wilson and Lacon Monuments in All Saints, Willian, Hertfordshire: an heraldic and genealogical study by Jane Tunesi of Liongam
Meeting in The Woburn Room, Senate House, University of London commencing at 2.00 pm.
'The Society's AGM will now be held on Wednesday, 17th February 2016 at The Society of Antiquaries in Piccadilly, London commencing at 6.30 pm. The scheduled lecture will follow immediately the AGM'.
The 2015 Photographic Competition Results
New in 2015: The Heraldry Archive offers its long-awaited disc “Armorials of the Order of the Garter”. For an order form, click http://www.theheraldrysociety.com/publications/HeraldryArchive.pdf.
Second Hand Books
New Member? Need to fill in some gaps on your bookshelves? Our new second hand book list might be just what you need! Arranged in four sections, Books, Pamphlets, The Coat of Arms and The Heraldry Gazette, this list will be updated on a regular basis, so keep checking for new stock. The items have come into our possession by various means, gift, bequest or downsizing and we offer them to you at very reasonable rates.
The Heraldry Archive
The Archive is an attempt to secure the scattered scholarship of heraldry in electronic form.
Much of the published heraldic work of antiquaries and armorists is difficult to find, even in large repositories such as the British Library and the Society of Antiquaries, and indeed still more remains unpublished. The Archive attempts to gather and make searchable the journals of heraldry and kindred societies, the proceedings of conferences and colloquia, the fruits of heraldic surveys, and important works of reference.
Click here for information on the Heraldry Archive disks now available, and to download an order form.
Do you regularly speak on heraldic and allied subjects?
Would you like to register on our new Speaker's List ‘Heraldically Speaking’?
Registration is entirely free and the idea is that once you register, your name and contact details with a list of the talks / presentations you are willing to deliver will be available on our website for all to see. People or Parties interested in booking you will contact you direct, all we ask is that you let us know if you have been booked and where you will be speaking.
Wednesday, 17th February 2016
Annual General Meeting followed by...The Constance Egan Lecture
Dr Paul A Fox
Magnificent spectacle, blazon and betrayal at the court of King Richard II
Wednesday, 17th February 2016
The Royal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London. Guest of Honour: Alan Dickins, Arundel Herald of Arms Extraordinary.
Saturday, 12th March, 2016
This Saturday Lecture Meeting will be held at 2.00pm in the Woburn Room, Senate House, University of London. Details in December mailing
16th March, 2016
The Theft of the Irish Crown Jewels - a Tale of Heralds, Diamonds and Unnatural Vice
David Broomfield, BA