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Description - The Sutton Companion to Heraldry by Stephen Friar

An essential part of the fabric of our ancient churches, castles and houses, in documents, and on monuments and stained glass, heraldry represents a treasure house of information for both the historian and genealogist. However, it is an aspect of this area of research which is often avoided due to its apparent complexity and inaccessibility. Here Stephen Friar presents the subject in simple English, explaining its origins and significance in the lives of noble families, the interpretation of heraldic devices, and the symbols themselves. With over 100 photographs, line drawings, and colour illustrations, this volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750934756
ISBN-10: 0750934751
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 180mm x 10mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1980
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stephen Friar

Stephen Friar has also written The Local History Companion, The Sutton Companion to Castles and the Companion to the English Parish Church. He lives in Dorset.

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