A Cross tri-parted.

Cross Tri-Parted

A Cross tri-parted.

A cross-urdee is one in which the extremities are drawn to a sharp paint instead of being cut straight.

Cross urdee

A cross-urdee is one in which the extremities are drawn to a sharp paint instead of being cut straight.

"A Cross voided is not unlike the Cross double parted, but the bars do not run through or across the shield. It is, in fact, the Cross of St. George with the central area removed, so that only a thin outline remains."—Aveling, 1891

Cross Voided

"A Cross voided is not unlike the Cross double parted, but the bars do not run through or across the…

"It will be observed that the charge upon the shield in this instance is not the Cross, but the lozenges."—Aveling, 1891

Four Fusils in Cross

"It will be observed that the charge upon the shield in this instance is not the Cross, but the lozenges."—Aveling,…

"The Fimbriated Cross is a cross having a border of another tincture, generally for the purpose of allowing it, if it be of metal, to be placed upon a field of another metal; the fimbration, or intervening border, being of a color to prevent the violation of the rule that 'metal cannot be placed upon metal, or color upon color.'"—Aveling, 1891

Frimbriated Cross

"The Fimbriated Cross is a cross having a border of another tincture, generally for the purpose of allowing…

"A Cross crossed at the head."—Aveling, 1891

Patriarchal Cross

"A Cross crossed at the head."—Aveling, 1891

The cross of Saint Anthony

Saint Anthony's Cross

The cross of Saint Anthony

"An egg-shaped, ornamental, covered cup, with a circular pedestal and base."—Aveling, 1891

Covered Cup

"An egg-shaped, ornamental, covered cup, with a circular pedestal and base."—Aveling, 1891

The coat of arms of Albrecht Dürer.

Dürer Coat of Arms

The coat of arms of Albrecht Dürer.

Dacre bore Gules three scallops silver.

Dacre

Dacre bore Gules three scallops silver.

Tiled damaskeening with floral ornaments used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration intended to enliven the various tinctures without interfering with the effect of the colours or altering the coat." -Whitney, 1911

Damaskeening

Tiled damaskeening with floral ornaments used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute…

Damaskeening of bendy with scrollwork used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration intended to enliven the various tinctures without interfering with the effect of the colours or altering the coat." -Whitney, 1911

Bendy with Scrollwork Damaskeening

Damaskeening of bendy with scrollwork used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration…

Cross hatched damaskeening used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration intended to enliven the various tinctures without interfering with the effect of the colours or altering the coat." -Whitney, 1911

Cross Hatched Damaskeening

Cross hatched damaskeening used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration intended…

Damaskeening with a floral bend sinister used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration intended to enliven the various tinctures without interfering with the effect of the colours or altering the coat." -Whitney, 1911

Floral Bend Sinister Damaskeening

Damaskeening with a floral bend sinister used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute…

Damaskeening with scrollwork used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration intended to enliven the various tinctures without interfering with the effect of the colours or altering the coat." -Whitney, 1911

Scrollwork Damaskeening

Damaskeening with scrollwork used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration…

"Argent, a pale, dancette vert. DANCETTE. A zig-zag figure with spaces between the points, much larger than in the indented." -Hall, 1862

Dancette

"Argent, a pale, dancette vert. DANCETTE. A zig-zag figure with spaces between the points, much larger…

Davillers bore at the battle of Boroughbridge Silver three scoheons gules

Davillers

Davillers bore at the battle of Boroughbridge Silver three scoheons gules

Devereux bore Gulles a fesse silver with three roundels silver in the chiefe.

Devereux

Devereux bore Gulles a fesse silver with three roundels silver in the chiefe.

Differences are shields with a distinguishing charge or bordure. "Party per pale, azure and gules; a bordure, argent." -Hall, 1862

Shield Showing Difference

Differences are shields with a distinguishing charge or bordure. "Party per pale, azure and gules; a…

Differences are shields with a distinguishing charge or bordure. "The annexed example is or, a bordure engrailed, gules." -Hall, 1862

Shield Showing Difference

Differences are shields with a distinguishing charge or bordure. "The annexed example is or, a bordure…

"Gules, a dolphin naiant embowed or. EMBOWED. Any thing bent or curved, like a bow." -Hall, 1862

Dolphin Embowed

"Gules, a dolphin naiant embowed or. EMBOWED. Any thing bent or curved, like a bow." -Hall, 1862

"Argent, a dragon proper, tail nowed. DRAGON.. An imaginary monster; a mixture of beast, bird, and reptile. It is frequently borne in crests and charges." -Hall, 1862

Dragon

"Argent, a dragon proper, tail nowed. DRAGON.. An imaginary monster; a mixture of beast, bird, and reptile.…

Drake, blazoned by Tudor heralds as a wyvern, is clearly a fire-drake or dragon in his origin

Drake

Drake, blazoned by Tudor heralds as a wyvern, is clearly a fire-drake or dragon in his origin

Drury bore Silver a cheif vert with a Saint Anthony's cross gold between two golden molets, pierced gules.

Drury

Drury bore Silver a cheif vert with a Saint Anthony's cross gold between two golden molets, pierced…

The heraldic charge of the eagle is one of the earliest charges. It holds the same rank that the lion maintains among beasts.

Eagle

The heraldic charge of the eagle is one of the earliest charges. It holds the same rank that the lion…

"Argent, an eagle displayed sable. DISPLAYED. A bird whose wings are expanded and legs spread is said to be displayed." -Hall, 1862

Eagle Displayed

"Argent, an eagle displayed sable. DISPLAYED. A bird whose wings are expanded and legs spread is said…

"Argent, an eagle proper en arrière. EN ARRIÈRE. An expression borrowed from the French, to signify any creature borne with its back to view." -Hall, 1862

Eagle en Arrière

"Argent, an eagle proper en arrière. EN ARRIÈRE. An expression borrowed from the French,…

The heraldic shield of King Edward I of England, reigning from 1272 to 1307.

Shield of Edward I

The heraldic shield of King Edward I of England, reigning from 1272 to 1307.

The heraldic shield of King Edward III of England.

Shield of Edward III

The heraldic shield of King Edward III of England.

An elliptical shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Elliptical Shield

An elliptical shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Mayster Elwett of Yorke chyre in a 15th-century roll bears Silver a saltire of chains sable with a crescent in the chiefe

Elwett

Mayster Elwett of Yorke chyre in a 15th-century roll bears Silver a saltire of chains sable with a crescent…

"Argent, a pale between two endorses, gules. The pale has another diminutive one fourth its size; it is called an endorse." -Hall, 1862

Endorses and Pale

"Argent, a pale between two endorses, gules. The pale has another diminutive one fourth its size; it…

The herald for England bore Gulles three lions' legs razed silver, the paws downward. With the strange bearing of the lions whip-like tail cut-off at the rump

England

The herald for England bore Gulles three lions' legs razed silver, the paws downward. With the strange…

Erpingham bore Vert a scocheon silver with an orle or border) of silver martlets

Erpingham

Erpingham bore Vert a scocheon silver with an orle or border) of silver martlets

"ESCALOP. The shell of a sea-fish, used to decorate the palmers on their way to and from Palestine; frequently used as a charge in Heraldry." -Hall, 1862

Escalop

"ESCALOP. The shell of a sea-fish, used to decorate the palmers on their way to and from Palestine;…

"ESCUTCHEON. This word is sometimes used to express the whole coat of arms, sometimes only the field upon which the arms are painted. It more generally denotes the painted shields used at funerals. The field, if the husband is dead and wife survives, is black on the dexter side only; if the wife is deceased, it is black on the sinister side; if both, it is black all over. The example shows that this is the escutcheon of a deceased baron, whose lady survives." -Hall, 1862

Escutcheon

"ESCUTCHEON. This word is sometimes used to express the whole coat of arms, sometimes only the field…

"Argent, a chevron or, between three crosslets sable, on the fess point surtout the chevron an escutcheon of pretence gules, three quatrefoils argent. ESCUTCHEON OF PRETENCE. A small escutcheon, on which a man bears the coat of arms of his wife, being an heiress." -Hall, 1862

Escutcheon of Pretence

"Argent, a chevron or, between three crosslets sable, on the fess point surtout the chevron an escutcheon…

"Gules, an estoile argent," or a silver star on a red background. -Whitney, 1911

Estoile

"Gules, an estoile argent," or a silver star on a red background. -Whitney, 1911

"ETOILE. The French word for a star. It differs from the mullet in the number of points, and four of the points being rayant." -Hall, 1862

Etoile

"ETOILE. The French word for a star. It differs from the mullet in the number of points, and four of…

Ever or Eure bore quarterly gold and gules with the addition of a bend sable with three silver scallops thereon.

Ever

Ever or Eure bore quarterly gold and gules with the addition of a bend sable with three silver scallops…

The shield of a knight of the time of Edward II. The lion's face is a common charge in heraldry.

Heraldic Shield with a Lion's Face

The shield of a knight of the time of Edward II. The lion's face is a common charge in heraldry.

Fauconer bore Silver three falcons gules.

Fauconer

Fauconer bore Silver three falcons gules.

Filbrigge of Fillbrigge bore Gold a leaping lion gules

Felbrigge

Filbrigge of Fillbrigge bore Gold a leaping lion gules

Fenwick bore Silver a chiefe gules with six martlets countercoloured

Fenwick

Fenwick bore Silver a chiefe gules with six martlets countercoloured

Ferlington bore Gules three pales vair and a chiefe gold

Ferlington

Ferlington bore Gules three pales vair and a chiefe gold

"Argent, a fess gules. FESS. An honourable ordinary occupying the third part of the shield between the centre and the base." -Hall, 1862

Fess

"Argent, a fess gules. FESS. An honourable ordinary occupying the third part of the shield between the…

"Argent, a fess gules, embattled grady. EMBATTLED GRADY. Where the battlements gradually rise one above another." -Hall, 1862

Fess Embattled Grady

"Argent, a fess gules, embattled grady. EMBATTLED GRADY. Where the battlements gradually rise one above…

"Argent, a fess humetty gules, between three mullets sable. HUMETTY. A term used to denote an ordinary, parts of which are couped or cut off, so that it does not touch the edges of the shield." -Hall, 1862

Fess Humetty

"Argent, a fess humetty gules, between three mullets sable. HUMETTY. A term used to denote an ordinary,…

"FESS POINT. The exact centre of the escutcheon, as seen in the annexed example." -Hall, 1862

Fess Point

"FESS POINT. The exact centre of the escutcheon, as seen in the annexed example." -Hall, 1862

Gules, two bars, argent. The bar is formed in the same manner as the fess, but it only occupies the fifth part of the field. It differs from the fess, that ordinary being always placed in the centre of the field; but the bar may be placed in any part of it, and there may be more than one bar in an escutcheon. -Hall, 1862

Shield Showing Fess

Gules, two bars, argent. The bar is formed in the same manner as the fess, but it only occupies the…

Fiennes bore Azure three lions gold.

Fiennes

Fiennes bore Azure three lions gold.

"Or, a chief, purpure, in the lower part a fillet, azure. The chief has a diminutive called a fillet; it must never be more than one fourth the breadth of the chief." -Hall, 1862

Fillet and Chief

"Or, a chief, purpure, in the lower part a fillet, azure. The chief has a diminutive called a fillet;…

Fishacre bore Gules a dolphin silver.

Fishacre

Fishacre bore Gules a dolphin silver.

Fitzalan, earl of Arundel bore Gules a lion gold.

Fitzalan

Fitzalan, earl of Arundel bore Gules a lion gold.

Fitzwilliam bore Lozengy silver and gules

Fitzwilliam

Fitzwilliam bore Lozengy silver and gules

"Azure, a flanche, argent. The flanche is formed by two curved lines nearly touching each other in the centre of the shield." -Hall, 1862

Flanche Ordinary

"Azure, a flanche, argent. The flanche is formed by two curved lines nearly touching each other in the…

"Azure, a flasque, argent. In the flasque the curved lines do not approach so near each other." -Hall, 1862

Flasque Ordinary

"Azure, a flasque, argent. In the flasque the curved lines do not approach so near each other." -Hall,…

Fotheringhay bore Silver two lions passant sable, looking backward.

Fotheringhay

Fotheringhay bore Silver two lions passant sable, looking backward.

Fauconberg bore Gold a fesse azure with three pales gules in the chiefe

Fauconberg

Fauconberg bore Gold a fesse azure with three pales gules in the chiefe

"A roundel, barry wavy of six argent and azure, or more rarely having a greater number of barrulets." -Whitney, 1911

Fountain Charge

"A roundel, barry wavy of six argent and azure, or more rarely having a greater number of barrulets."…