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.

Photographic Competition

The Society's Photographic Competition 2014. Deadline for entries: 31st October 2014. Please click here to download an application form.


Every Two years the Society holds a Congress where members and guests gather for a social weekend away at an educational campus where they enjoy a series of lectures and visits on a particular heraldic theme.

The Congresses give members an opportunity to ‘talk heraldry’ for two or three days with fellow members who may be e-mail acquaintances and/or friends in a convivial atmosphere.

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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even in large repositories such as the British Library and the Society of Antiquaries, and indeed still more remains unpublished.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.

Speaker's List

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.

The Heraldry Gazette

Sample issue of our quarterly newsletter, the Heraldry Gazette.

The Coat of Arms

Previous articles from our twice-yearly journal, The Coat of Arms.

        Society Events

Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Annual General Meeting followed by The Mark Elvins Memorial Lecture
The Heraldic Treasures of the Foundation of St Katherine
Dr Andrew Gray

Wednesday, 19 November 2014
The Constance Egan Lecture: The Heraldry of Art
Tim Noad, Heraldic Artist at the College of Arms

Wednesday, 17 December 2014
The Scriveners’ Company Lecture: The Heraldry of the Spencer Family
Patrick Cracroft-Brennan, Hon FHS

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