"Formed by lines drawn horizontally, crossed by others drawn diagonally."—Aveling, 1891

Barry Bendy

"Formed by lines drawn horizontally, crossed by others drawn diagonally."—Aveling, 1891

"Produced by lines drawn vertically, by others drawn diagonally, or by a compound of Paly and Bendy."—Aveling, 1891

Paly Bendy

"Produced by lines drawn vertically, by others drawn diagonally, or by a compound of Paly and Bendy."—Aveling,…

Bermingham bore Party silver and sable indented

Bermingham

Bermingham bore Party silver and sable indented

"Gules, three bezants figured. FIGURED. Those bearings which are depicted with a human face, are said to be figured." -Hall, 1862

Bezants Figured

"Gules, three bezants figured. FIGURED. Those bearings which are depicted with a human face, are said…

"Argent, three billets azure, two over one. BILLETS. This charge is, by some authors, supposed to represent tiles or bricks; by others that it represents a letter or billet. The name and form of the charge most accords with the latter opinion." -Hall, 1862

Billets

"Argent, three billets azure, two over one. BILLETS. This charge is, by some authors, supposed to represent…

A coat of arms representing the city of Chester, England.

Bishopic

A coat of arms representing the city of Chester, England.

A coat of arms representing the territorial unit administrated by a bishop.

Bishopric

A coat of arms representing the territorial unit administrated by a bishop.

Bishopsdon bore Bendy of six pieces, gold and azure, with a quarter ermine.

Bishopsdon

Bishopsdon bore Bendy of six pieces, gold and azure, with a quarter ermine.

"Argent, a boar's head proper couped. COUPED. The head or limbs of any animal cut close is called couped." -Hall, 1862

Boar Couped

"Argent, a boar's head proper couped. COUPED. The head or limbs of any animal cut close is called couped."…

"Argent, a boar's head, erased proper, tusked gules. TUSKED. Any animal having tusks of a different tincture from its body is said to he tusked." -Hall, 1862

Boar Tusked

"Argent, a boar's head, erased proper, tusked gules. TUSKED. Any animal having tusks of a different…

"Argent, a boar's head erect, and erased. ERECT. This is said of any animal or parts of animals, naturally horizontal, being placed in a perpendicular direction." -Hall, 1862

Boar's Head Erect

"Argent, a boar's head erect, and erased. ERECT. This is said of any animal or parts of animals, naturally…

Pirkheimer's bookplate is a woodcut that was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer. It includes the coat of arms of Pirkheimer (German Renaissance prominent figure) and Rieter (Swiss Textile Manufacturer), drawn before the death of Pirkheimer's wife, Crescentia Rieter in 1504.

Pirkheimer's Bookplate

Pirkheimer's bookplate is a woodcut that was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer. It includes…

"A Bordure Gobonated Argent and Gules. GOBONATED. In heraldry, same as componé." -Whitney, 1911

Bordure Gobonated

"A Bordure Gobonated Argent and Gules. GOBONATED. In heraldry, same as componé." -Whitney, 1911

"Argent, a boujet proper. BOUJET. An ancient water bucket, frequently borne in shields of arms." -Hall, 1862

Boujet

"Argent, a boujet proper. BOUJET. An ancient water bucket, frequently borne in shields of arms." -Hall,…

This jewelry box is designed in a Cinquecento (Italian 16th century) style in bronze, gilt and silver. At the top of the box are two cupids bearing the royal crown which is surmounted by the British Lion. The box is designed with medallions of the royal coat of arms, surrounded by wreaths of laurel. The angles of the box are figures of caryatides which are sculpted female figures serving as pillars or supports.

Jewelry Box

This jewelry box is designed in a Cinquecento (Italian 16th century) style in bronze, gilt and silver.…

This bracelet was designed for her Royal Highness, the Countess of Chambord in Marseilles, France. In the center of the bracelet is a coat of arms of Marseilles surmounted by a mural crown. On each side are portraits in enamel of characters celebrated in the history of Marseilles.

Bracelet

This bracelet was designed for her Royal Highness, the Countess of Chambord in Marseilles, France. In…

The heraldic shield of the Earl of Bradford.

Earl of Bradford

The heraldic shield of the Earl of Bradford.

Brerelegh bore Silver a crosslet gules

Berelegh

Brerelegh bore Silver a crosslet gules

The Duke of Brittany's shield bore Plain ermine

Brittany

The Duke of Brittany's shield bore Plain ermine

"Argent, a broad arrow gules. BROAD ARROW. An ancient weapon of war, thrown by an engine. It is frequently borne as a charge in coats of arms." -Hall, 1862

Broad Arrow

"Argent, a broad arrow gules. BROAD ARROW. An ancient weapon of war, thrown by an engine. It is frequently…

Brocas bore Sable a leopard rampant gold.

Brocas

Brocas bore Sable a leopard rampant gold.

Bryene bore Gold three piles azure

Bryene

Bryene bore Gold three piles azure

Brytton bore Gold a patriarch's cross set upon three degrees or steps of gulles

Brytton

Brytton bore Gold a patriarch's cross set upon three degrees or steps of gulles

Burlay of Wharfdale bore Gules a bezant

Burlay

Burlay of Wharfdale bore Gules a bezant

Burton bore Sable a chevron sable between three silver owls.

Burton

Burton bore Sable a chevron sable between three silver owls.

Caldecote bore Party silver and azure with a chiefe gules

Caldecote

Caldecote bore Party silver and azure with a chiefe gules

"Argent, a caltrop proper. CALTROP. An iron instrument made to annoy an enemy's cavalry. They were formed of iron, being four spikes conjoined in such a manner that one was always upwards. It is found in many ancient coats of arms." -Hall, 1862

Caltrop

"Argent, a caltrop proper. CALTROP. An iron instrument made to annoy an enemy's cavalry. They were formed…

Campbell bears gironny or gyronny

Campbell

Campbell bears gironny or gyronny

Cantelou bore Azure three leopards' heads silver with silver fleurs-de-lys issuing from them.

Cantelou

Cantelou bore Azure three leopards' heads silver with silver fleurs-de-lys issuing from them.

"CANTON. The French word for corner. It is a small square figure, generally placed at the dexter chief of the shield, as in the annexed example." -Hall, 1862

Canton

"CANTON. The French word for corner. It is a small square figure, generally placed at the dexter chief…

"The canton is a square part of the escutcheon, usually occupying about one-eighth of the field; it is placed over the chief at the dexter side of the shield: it may be charged, and when this is the case, its size may be increased. The canton represents the banner of the ancient Knights Banneret. The canton in the example is marked A." -Hall, 1862

Canton Ordinary

"The canton is a square part of the escutcheon, usually occupying about one-eighth of the field; it…

The heraldic crest of Cape.

Crest of Cape

The heraldic crest of Cape.

Caraunt bore Silver three roundels azure, each with thee chevrons gules.

Caraunt

Caraunt bore Silver three roundels azure, each with thee chevrons gules.

Carew bore Gold three lions passant sable.

Carew

Carew bore Gold three lions passant sable.

Cayville bore Silver a fesse gules, flowered on both sides.

Cayvile

Cayville bore Silver a fesse gules, flowered on both sides.

Chadworth bore Azure two chevrons gold

Chadworth

Chadworth bore Azure two chevrons gold

Chamberlayne of Northamptonshire bore Gules a fesse and three scallops gold.

Chamberlayne

Chamberlayne of Northamptonshire bore Gules a fesse and three scallops gold.

The Tallow Chandlers of London had a grant in 1456 of Six pieces azure and silver with three doves in the azure each with an olive sprig in her beak.

Tallow Chandler

The Tallow Chandlers of London had a grant in 1456 of Six pieces azure and silver with three doves in…

"Argent, a chaplet proper. CHAPLET. An ancient ornament for the head, granted to gallant knights for acts of courtesy. It is frequently borne as a charge in a shield of arms, and always tinted in its natural colours." -Hall, 1862

Chaplet

"Argent, a chaplet proper. CHAPLET. An ancient ornament for the head, granted to gallant knights for…

Charles bore Ermine a chief gules with five golden lozenges thereon

Charles

Charles bore Ermine a chief gules with five golden lozenges thereon

"Checky, sable and argent. CHECKY. The field covered with alternate squares of metal and fur." -Hall, 1862

Checky

"Checky, sable and argent. CHECKY. The field covered with alternate squares of metal and fur." -Hall,…

"Chequée is when the field is divided by lines perpendicular and horizontal, crossing each other, the squares formed by these lines being blazoned of two tinctures arranged alternately."—Aveling, 1891

Chequée

"Chequée is when the field is divided by lines perpendicular and horizontal, crossing each other,…

Out of the cornfield English armory took the sheaf, three sheaves being on the shield of an earl of Chester early in the 13th century

Chester

Out of the cornfield English armory took the sheaf, three sheaves being on the shield of an earl of…

Chetwode bore Quaterly silver and gules with four crosses forming countercoloured- that is to say, two crosses in the gules are of silver and the two in the silver gules

Chetwode

Chetwode bore Quaterly silver and gules with four crosses forming countercoloured- that is to say, two…

"Or, a chevron gules. CHEVRON. This ordinary is supposed to represent the rafters of the gable of a house." -Hall, 1862

Chevron

"Or, a chevron gules. CHEVRON. This ordinary is supposed to represent the rafters of the gable of a…

"In heraldry, broken asunder. This condition is depicted in different ways: thus, a fesse fracted may be represented as two demi-bars touching at one angle, or as a bar with a piece broken out of the middle and moved away." -Whitney, 1911

Chevron Fracted

"In heraldry, broken asunder. This condition is depicted in different ways: thus, a fesse fracted may…

Argent, two chevronels, gules. The diminutives of the chevron, according to English Heraldry, are the chevronel, which is half the breadth of the chevron. -Hall, 1862

Shield Showing Chevron

Argent, two chevronels, gules. The diminutives of the chevron, according to English Heraldry, are the…

"Argent, two chevronels gules. CHEVRONEL. The diminutive of the chevron, being one half its size." -Hall, 1862

Chevronels

"Argent, two chevronels gules. CHEVRONEL. The diminutive of the chevron, being one half its size." -Hall,…

Gules, three couple-closes interlaced in base, or ... the couple-close ... is half the chevronel. -Hall, 1862

Shield Showing Chevronels

Gules, three couple-closes interlaced in base, or ... the couple-close ... is half the chevronel. -Hall,…

Sir Stephen Cheyndut, a 13th century knight bore an oak tree

Cheyndut

Sir Stephen Cheyndut, a 13th century knight bore an oak tree

"Argent, a chief, azure, indented. The chief is an ordinary terminated by an horizontal line, which, if it is of any other form but straight, its form must be expressed; it is placed in the upper part of the escutcheon, and occupies one third of the field." -Hall, 1862

Chief Indented

"Argent, a chief, azure, indented. The chief is an ordinary terminated by an horizontal line, which,…

"Or, a chief gules, indented. INDENTED. A serrated figure, much smaller than the dancette." -Hall, 1862

Chief Indented

"Or, a chief gules, indented. INDENTED. A serrated figure, much smaller than the dancette." -Hall, 1862

"Argent, on a chief, gules, two mullets, sable. The chief is an ordinary terminated by an horizontal line, which, if it is of any other form but straight, its form must be expressed; it is placed in the upper part of the escutcheon, and occupies one third of the field." -Hall, 1862

Chief Ordinary

"Argent, on a chief, gules, two mullets, sable. The chief is an ordinary terminated by an horizontal…

The heraldic coat of arms of Spencer Churchill, Duke of Marlborough.

Arms of Spencer Churchill

The heraldic coat of arms of Spencer Churchill, Duke of Marlborough.

A circle shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Circular Shield

A circle shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

A coat of arms representing the city of Cirencester, England.

Cirencester

A coat of arms representing the city of Cirencester, England.

"Azure, three clarions or. CLARION. A horn or trumpet borne in this shape in English and German coat-armour." -Hall, 1862

Clarion

"Azure, three clarions or. CLARION. A horn or trumpet borne in this shape in English and German coat-armour."…

Clifford bore the like with a fesse gules.

Clifford

Clifford bore the like with a fesse gules.

"CLOSE. A bird with its wings closed." -Hall, 1862

Close

"CLOSE. A bird with its wings closed." -Hall, 1862

"Gules, an angel erect with wings expanded or, dress closegirt. CLOSEGIRT. A figure whose dress is fastened round the waist." -Hall, 1862

Closegirt

"Gules, an angel erect with wings expanded or, dress closegirt. CLOSEGIRT. A figure whose dress is fastened…