"Gules, a bend sinister embattled, argent. EMBATTLED. A line, formed like the battlements on a wall or tower, is said to be embattled or crenelle. When the line is used to form one of the ordinaries, it is said to be embattled." -Hall, 1862

Bend Sinister Embattled

"Gules, a bend sinister embattled, argent. EMBATTLED. A line, formed like the battlements on a wall…

"Argent, a bend undy, gules. UNDY. A term used to express the word wavy by Gwillim and other ancient armorists." -Hall, 1862

Bend Undy

"Argent, a bend undy, gules. UNDY. A term used to express the word wavy by Gwillim and other ancient…

"Argent, a bend, vert. The bend is an honourable ordinary, formed by two diagonal lines drawn from the dexter chief to the sinister base, and contains the fifth part of the field if uncharged; but if charged with other figures, the third part of the field." -Hall, 1862

Ordinary Bend

"Argent, a bend, vert. The bend is an honourable ordinary, formed by two diagonal lines drawn from the…

"Argent, three bendlets, enhanced gules. ENHANCED. A term applied to bearings placed above their usual situation." -Hall, 1862

Bendlets Enhanced

"Argent, three bendlets, enhanced gules. ENHANCED. A term applied to bearings placed above their usual…

Argent, a bend sinister, purpure. The bend sinister is the same breadth as the bend dexter, and is drawn from the sinister to the dexter side of the shield. -Hall, 1862

Shield Showing Bendlets

Argent, a bend sinister, purpure. The bend sinister is the same breadth as the bend dexter, and is drawn…

"Bendy of six pieces, azure and argent. BENDY. This word serves to denote a field divided diagonally into several bends, varying in metal and colour." -Hall, 1862

Bendy Ordinary

"Bendy of six pieces, azure and argent. BENDY. This word serves to denote a field divided diagonally…

"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…

"VOLANT. The French word for flying. It is used in Heraldry to express the same action." -Hall, 1862

Bird Volant

"VOLANT. The French word for flying. It is used in Heraldry to express the same action." -Hall, 1862

"The Arms of Bishopric." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Bishopric

"The Arms of Bishopric." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Arms of Bishopric." &mdash Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Bishopric

"Arms of Bishopric." &mdash Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

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…

A book-plate of Sir Nicholas Bacon

Book-plate

A book-plate of Sir Nicholas Bacon

A book-plate of Lazarus Spengler by Albrecht Durer in 1515

Book-plate

A book-plate of Lazarus Spengler by Albrecht Durer in 1515

A book-plate of P. A. Convers in 1762

Book-plate

A book-plate of P. A. Convers in 1762

A book-plate of William Hewer in 1699

Book-plate

A book-plate of William Hewer in 1699

A book-plate of Francis Gwyn of Lansanor in 1698

Book-plate

A book-plate of Francis Gwyn of Lansanor in 1698

"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,…

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…

"CHAPEAU. Cap of maintenance or dignity, borne only by sovereign princes. It is formed of crimson or scarlet velvet, lined with ermine." -Hall, 1862

Chapeau

"CHAPEAU. Cap of maintenance or dignity, borne only by sovereign princes. It is formed of crimson or…

"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…

Human legs are not unfrequently born as charges in Heraldry, sometimes naked, sometimes booted, and they may even be couped.

Charge

Human legs are not unfrequently born as charges in Heraldry, sometimes naked, sometimes booted, and…

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…

A heraldic and ornamental form, supposed to represent two rafters meeting.

Chevron

A heraldic and ornamental form, supposed to represent two rafters meeting.

"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,…