This Gothic Heraldic Eagle comes from an oil painting.

Gothic Heraldic Eagle

This Gothic Heraldic Eagle comes from an oil painting.

This Gothic Heraldic Eagle was designed by Albrecht Durer.

Gothic Heraldic Eagle

This Gothic Heraldic Eagle was designed by Albrecht Durer.

The Modern Heraldic Eagle is German.

Modern Heraldic Eagle

The Modern Heraldic Eagle is German.

Romanesque Heraldic Eagle

Romanesque Heraldic Eagle

Romanesque Heraldic Eagle

The heraldic seal of Thomas Holland, KG, first Duke of Surrey.

Seal of Thomas Holland

The heraldic seal of Thomas Holland, KG, first Duke of Surrey.

The heraldic shield of the British Howard family, after its augmentation.

Augmented Shield of Howard

The heraldic shield of the British Howard family, after its augmentation.

"This Order was instituted by Her Majesty the Queen, in the year 1861, for bestowing honor upon the people of her Indian Empire. The Order consists of the Sovereign, a Grand Master, always to be Governor-General of India, and twenty-five Knights, with such Honorary Knights as the Crown may appoint. The Knights are to include both Naval, Military, and Civil officers, and natives of India."—Aveling, 1891

Insignia of the Order of the Star of India

"This Order was instituted by Her Majesty the Queen, in the year 1861, for bestowing honor upon the…

An ancient pen and ink holder.

Penner and Inkhorn

An ancient pen and ink holder.

"Quartered shield of arms borne by Isabella, Queen of Edward II."—Aveling, 1891

Shield of Queen Isabella

"Quartered shield of arms borne by Isabella, Queen of Edward II."—Aveling, 1891

A knot used in heraldic designs.

Bowen Knot

A knot used in heraldic designs.

A decorative knot used in heraldry.

Dacre Knot

A decorative knot used in heraldry.

The Harrington knot used in heraldry.

Harrington Knot

The Harrington knot used in heraldry.

The heneage knot, used in heraldry.

Heneage Knot

The heneage knot, used in heraldry.

The Hungerford knot is commonly seen in heraldry.

Hungerford Knot

The Hungerford knot is commonly seen in heraldry.

An elegant interlaced cord used in heraldry.

Lacy Knot

An elegant interlaced cord used in heraldry.

A heraldic knot used most notably on the Wake family badge.

Wake and Ormond Knot

A heraldic knot used most notably on the Wake family badge.

The heraldic charge borne by the eldest son in a family.

The Label

The heraldic charge borne by the eldest son in a family.

An effigy of the first Duke of Lancaster in his coat of arms.

Effigy of Henry, First Duke of Lancaster

An effigy of the first Duke of Lancaster in his coat of arms.

The Heraldic Lion is designed by German painter Albrecht Durer.

Heraldic Lion

The Heraldic Lion is designed by German painter Albrecht Durer.

The Heraldic Lion is designed by German painter Albrecht Durer.

Heraldic Lion

The Heraldic Lion is designed by German painter Albrecht Durer.

A common charge in heraldry. It generally symbolizes bravery, strength, and royalty.

Heraldic Lion

A common charge in heraldry. It generally symbolizes bravery, strength, and royalty.

The heraldic shield of William Longspée, the 3rd Earl of Salisbury.

Shield of William Longspée

The heraldic shield of William Longspée, the 3rd Earl of Salisbury.

The heraldic seal of the Dauphin Louis in 1216.

Seal of the Dauphin Louis

The heraldic seal of the Dauphin Louis in 1216.

A martlet is a heraldic charge depicting a mythical bird, similar in appearance to the swallow, but with short tufts of feathers in the place of legs (swifts have such small legs that they were believed to have none at all).

Martlet

A martlet is a heraldic charge depicting a mythical bird, similar in appearance to the swallow, but…

The heraldic charge borne by the fourth eldest son in a family.

The Martlet

The heraldic charge borne by the fourth eldest son in a family.

The heraldic charge borne by the eighth eldest son in a family.

The Cross Moline

The heraldic charge borne by the eighth eldest son in a family.

The heraldic shield of Sir Edward de Montague.

Shield of Sir Edward de Montague

The heraldic shield of Sir Edward de Montague.

The heraldic charge borne by the third eldest son in a family.

The Mullet

The heraldic charge borne by the third eldest son in a family.

The heraldic crest of Newcombe.

Crest of Newcombe

The heraldic crest of Newcombe.

The heraldic helmet of princes and nobles.

Helm of the Princes and Nobles

The heraldic helmet of princes and nobles.

The coat of arms of the Duke of Norfolk.

Arms of the Duke of Norfolk

The coat of arms of the Duke of Norfolk.

"A plume of feathers, generally those of the peacock, set upright, so as to form a crest. The Panache was almost always regarded as a crest."—Aveling, 1891

Panache

"A plume of feathers, generally those of the peacock, set upright, so as to form a crest. The Panache…

"The ribbon, of sky-blue, four inches in width, is worn over the right shoulder, and sustains the badge when the collar is not worn."—Aveling, 1891

Insignia of the Order of St. Patrick

"The ribbon, of sky-blue, four inches in width, is worn over the right shoulder, and sustains the badge…

The heraldic shield of the family of Pelham, after its augmentation.

Shield of Pelham

The heraldic shield of the family of Pelham, after its augmentation.

"The barbed head of a spear or arrow, engrailed on the inner side. The point of the spear is placed in base."—Aveling, 1891

Pheon

"The barbed head of a spear or arrow, engrailed on the inner side. The point of the spear is placed…

The heraldic shield of Philippa of Hainault, the Queen consort of Edward III of England.

Shield of Queen Philippa

The heraldic shield of Philippa of Hainault, the Queen consort of Edward III of England.

The heraldic shield of Henry Plantagenet of Bolingbroke, 1399.

Shield of Henry Plantagenet

The heraldic shield of Henry Plantagenet of Bolingbroke, 1399.

The heraldic shield of the Black Prince, who was father of Richard II of England.

Black Prince

The heraldic shield of the Black Prince, who was father of Richard II of England.

The heraldic charge borne by the ninth eldest son in a family.

The Double Quatrefoil

The heraldic charge borne by the ninth eldest son in a family.

The feathered crest of Sir Thomas de Saint Quintin.

Crest of Sir Thomas de Saint Quintin

The feathered crest of Sir Thomas de Saint Quintin.

"Head of ram, from the monument to Abbot Ramryge."—Aveling, 1891

Head of Ram

"Head of ram, from the monument to Abbot Ramryge."—Aveling, 1891

The heraldic shield of Abbot Ramryge.

Shield of Abbot Ramryge

The heraldic shield of Abbot Ramryge.

"When the drops have their natural position inverted."—Aveling, 1891

Guttée Reversed

"When the drops have their natural position inverted."—Aveling, 1891

The heraldic shield for the city of Rochester in the United Kingdom.

Shield of Rochester

The heraldic shield for the city of Rochester in the United Kingdom.

The heraldic charge borne by the seventh eldest son in a family.

The Rose

The heraldic charge borne by the seventh eldest son in a family.

"Tudor Rose, from the cedar coffin of Queen Elizabeth."—Aveling, 1891

Tudor Rose

"Tudor Rose, from the cedar coffin of Queen Elizabeth."—Aveling, 1891

"The rose argent of the House of York, surrounded with rays, as of the sun."—Aveling, 1891

Rose-en-Soleil

"The rose argent of the House of York, surrounded with rays, as of the sun."—Aveling, 1891

A heraldic field sprinkled with drops of blood.

Guttée du Sang

A heraldic field sprinkled with drops of blood.

The seal of the Bishop of Salisbury.

Bishop of Salisbury's Seal

The seal of the Bishop of Salisbury.

"When several charges appear in one shield, the number in each row is generally indicated - as, 'three, two, and one,' and these must be given in writing, not in figures; but when the numbers exceed six, they produce the appearance of a pattern, and the field so covered is said to be seméee with the charge in question."—Aveling, 1891

Shield Semée

"When several charges appear in one shield, the number in each row is generally indicated - as, 'three,…

An example of a heraldic shield with roundels.

Shield with Roundels

An example of a heraldic shield with roundels.

A heraldic shield with a blue surface, which is represented by the horizontal lines.

Azure Shield

A heraldic shield with a blue surface, which is represented by the horizontal lines.

"The Billet is a right-angled figure a little longer than broad, resembling a folded letter in form, and from this said to have been derived."—Aveling, 1891

Billet Shield

"The Billet is a right-angled figure a little longer than broad, resembling a folded letter in form,…

"The Bordure of Border surrounds the field, and generally covers one-fifth of the shield."—Aveling, 1891

Bordure of Border Shield

"The Bordure of Border surrounds the field, and generally covers one-fifth of the shield."—Aveling,…

A curvy bouche heraldic shield with a base division.

Bouche Shield

A curvy bouche heraldic shield with a base division.

A heraldic bouche-shaped shield with a base division.

Bouche Shield

A heraldic bouche-shaped shield with a base division.

A couche heraldic shield with a base division.

Couche Shield

A couche heraldic shield with a base division.

"Counter-vair is when the arrangement of the little shields or bells is varied so that those of the same tincture are placed base against base and point against point."—Aveling, 1891

Counter-Vair Shield

"Counter-vair is when the arrangement of the little shields or bells is varied so that those of the…

A curvy bouche shield with a per pale division.

Curvy Bouche Shield

A curvy bouche shield with a per pale division.

A heraldic shield with a field argent with the powdering sable.

Ermine Shield

A heraldic shield with a field argent with the powdering sable.