"The Flanch is formed of a segment of a circle placed on the side of the shield. It is always borne double or in pairs, the one on the dexter and the other on the sinister side."—Aveling, 1891

Flanch Shield

"The Flanch is formed of a segment of a circle placed on the side of the shield. It is always borne…

"The Frette is composed of a Bendlet and Scarp and a Mascle interlacing each other."—Aveling, 1891

Frette Shield

"The Frette is composed of a Bendlet and Scarp and a Mascle interlacing each other."—Aveling,…

"A description of cross, with the ends or extremities bent at right angles."—Avelin, 1891

Fylot Shield

"A description of cross, with the ends or extremities bent at right angles."—Avelin, 1891

A heraldic shield made of gold, which is represented by engraving dots of pricks into the shield.

Gold Shield

A heraldic shield made of gold, which is represented by engraving dots of pricks into the shield.

A heraldic shield with a green surface, which is represented by the perpendicular lines, drawn from the head to the base of the shield.

Gules Shield

A heraldic shield with a green surface, which is represented by the perpendicular lines, drawn from…

"Example of shield, from the Abbey Church of St. Alban."—Aveling, 1891

Heraldic Shield

"Example of shield, from the Abbey Church of St. Alban."—Aveling, 1891

"The Label is a Closet of Barrulet placed on the upper part of the field, and having three of more pendents or ribands hanging therefrom."—Aveling, 1891

Label Shield

"The Label is a Closet of Barrulet placed on the upper part of the field, and having three of more pendents…

A bouche shield with a decorative trim and a per pale division.

Ornate Bouche Shield

A bouche shield with a decorative trim and a per pale division.

A pointed heraldic shield with a base division.

Pointed Shield

A pointed heraldic shield with a base division.

"Potent is when the field is covered with figures of potents, or crutches. Potent is now an obsolete word ... Potent, like vair, is of the alternate tinctures of argent and azure."—Aveling, 1891

Potent Shield

"Potent is when the field is covered with figures of potents, or crutches. Potent is now an obsolete…

"Potent counter-potent, sometimes called varry cuppy, differs from potent in that the potents of the same tincture are placed base to base and point to point."—Aveling, 1891

Potent Counter-Potent Shield

"Potent counter-potent, sometimes called varry cuppy, differs from potent in that the potents of the…

A heraldic shield with a purple surface, shown by the diagonal lines stretching from the top-right corner down to the bottom-left corner.

Purpure Shield

A heraldic shield with a purple surface, shown by the diagonal lines stretching from the top-right corner…

"The Rustre differs from the mascle in that the perforation of the device is circular and not throughout."—Aveling, 1891

Rustre Shield

"The Rustre differs from the mascle in that the perforation of the device is circular and not throughout."—Aveling,…

A heraldic shield with a black surface, which is shown by the crossing horizontal and vertical lines.

Sable Shield

A heraldic shield with a black surface, which is shown by the crossing horizontal and vertical lines.

A heraldic shield made of silver, which is represented by its plain, smooth surface.

Silver Shield

A heraldic shield made of silver, which is represented by its plain, smooth surface.

A spiked bouche heraldic shield with a per pale division.

Spiked Bouche Shield

A spiked bouche heraldic shield with a per pale division.

A heraldic shield with argent and azure tinctures.

Varus Shield

A heraldic shield with argent and azure tinctures.

A heraldic shield with a green surface, represented by the diagonal lines drawn from the top left corner to the bottom right corner.

Vert Shield

A heraldic shield with a green surface, represented by the diagonal lines drawn from the top left corner…

The heraldic helmet of the sovereign.

Helm of the Sovereign

The heraldic helmet of the sovereign.

"Achievement of Arms of Humphrey Stafford, A.D. 1460. From his Garter-Plate at Windsor."—Aveling, 1891

Shield of Humphrey Stafford

"Achievement of Arms of Humphrey Stafford, A.D. 1460. From his Garter-Plate at Windsor."—Aveling,…

An ornamental cursive T, decorated with shields and weapons of heraldry.

Heraldic T

An ornamental cursive T, decorated with shields and weapons of heraldry.

A common item of men's clothing during the Middle Ages. It is a short coat with short sleeves or shoulder pieces.

Tabard

A common item of men's clothing during the Middle Ages. It is a short coat with short sleeves or shoulder…

"The Jewel or Badge, attached to the collar, or worn depending from a broad dark green ribbon which crosses the left shoulder, is formed of a figure of St. Andrew, of gold enamelled, his surcoat purpure, and his mantle vert, bearing before him his own cross saltire, the whole being irradiated with golden rays, and surrounded by an oval bearing the motto, 'nemo me impune lacessit.''"—Aveling, 1891

Insignia of the Order of the Thistle

"The Jewel or Badge, attached to the collar, or worn depending from a broad dark green ribbon which…

The crest and helmet of Sir Edmund de Thorpe.

Helm of Sir Edmund de Thorpe

The crest and helmet of Sir Edmund de Thorpe.

"Jupon from the Effigy of Sir Edmund de Thorpe, Ashwel-Thorpe Church, Norfolk."—Aveling, 1891

Jupon of Sir Edmund de Thorpe

"Jupon from the Effigy of Sir Edmund de Thorpe, Ashwel-Thorpe Church, Norfolk."—Aveling, 1891

The heraldic seal of the archbishop of York, who worked under kings William II of England and Henry I of England.

Seal of Thurstan

The heraldic seal of the archbishop of York, who worked under kings William II of England and Henry…

The heraldic shield used to represent the Holy Trinity.

Symbol of the Holy Trinity

The heraldic shield used to represent the Holy Trinity.

The heraldic badge of Arthur Tudor, the son of King Henry VII of England.

Badge of Arthur Tudor

The heraldic badge of Arthur Tudor, the son of King Henry VII of England.

"Shield and supporters of Jaspar Tudor, K.G., Earl of Pembroke in 1452 and in 1485 Duke of Bedford; second son of Queen Catherine and Owen Tudor."—Aveling, 1891

Shield of Jaspar Tudor

"Shield and supporters of Jaspar Tudor, K.G., Earl of Pembroke in 1452 and in 1485 Duke of Bedford;…

"The Crown Vallary is a circlet of gold, with palisades fixed to the rim and rising above it."—Aveling, 1891

Crown Vallary

"The Crown Vallary is a circlet of gold, with palisades fixed to the rim and rising above it."—Aveling,…

The heraldic seal of Mauger le Vavassour.

Seal of Vavassour

The heraldic seal of Mauger le Vavassour.

The heraldic shield of Robert de Vere, close advisor of King Richard II of England.

Shield of Robert de Vere

The heraldic shield of Robert de Vere, close advisor of King Richard II of England.

The heraldic shield of Her Majesty Queen Victoria.

Shield of Queen Victoria

The heraldic shield of Her Majesty Queen Victoria.

The coat of arms of Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington.

Arms of Duke of Wellington

The coat of arms of Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington.

The heraldic badge of Abbot John de Wheathamstede. This badge has a rebus, or a visual pun representing his surname.

Badge of Abbot John de Wheathamstede

The heraldic badge of Abbot John de Wheathamstede. This badge has a rebus, or a visual pun representing…