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.

"CINQUE FOIL. Five leaves conjoined in the centre." -Hall, 1862

Cinque Foil

"CINQUE FOIL. Five leaves conjoined in the centre." -Hall, 1862

A circle shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Circular Shield

A circle shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

"CIVIC CAP. A cap of dignity borne by mayors of cities or corporate bodies: it is formed of sables garnished with ermine." -Hall, 1862

Civic Cap

"CIVIC CAP. A cap of dignity borne by mayors of cities or corporate bodies: it is formed of sables garnished…

"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…

Gules, two barrulets, argent. The barrulet is half the width of the closet. -Hall, 1862

Shield Showing Closet

Gules, two barrulets, argent. The barrulet is half the width of the closet. -Hall, 1862

"Or, two closets azure. CLOSET. A diminutive of the bar, being only one half its width." -Hall, 1862

Closets

"Or, two closets azure. CLOSET. A diminutive of the bar, being only one half its width." -Hall, 1862

"COAT ARMOUR, or Surcoat. A loose garment worn over the armour of a knight; hence the term coat of arms. On this garment were emblazoned the armorial bearings of the wearer." -Hall, 1862

Coat Armour

"COAT ARMOUR, or Surcoat. A loose garment worn over the armour of a knight; hence the term coat of arms.…

Cobham of Kent bore Gules a cheveron gold with three fleurs-de- lys azure thereon.

Cobham

Cobham of Kent bore Gules a cheveron gold with three fleurs-de- lys azure thereon.

"COCKATRICE. A chimerical animal, a cock with a dragon's tail and wings." -Hall, 1862

Cockatrice

"COCKATRICE. A chimerical animal, a cock with a dragon's tail and wings." -Hall, 1862

Cockfield bore silver a three cocks gules.

Cockfield

Cockfield bore silver a three cocks gules.

Coleville of Bitham bore Gold a fesse gules

Colevile

Coleville of Bitham bore Gold a fesse gules

The coat of arms for the office that regulates heraldry and granting new armorial bearings.

Arms of the Heralds' College

The coat of arms for the office that regulates heraldry and granting new armorial bearings.

Lilies with their stalks and leaves are in the grant of arms to Eton College

Eton College

Lilies with their stalks and leaves are in the grant of arms to Eton College

"A field of any charge divided into a row of small squares."—Aveling, 1891

Componée

"A field of any charge divided into a row of small squares."—Aveling, 1891

"Argent, an inescutcheon azure, border compony, or and gules. COMPONY. A term applied to a bordure, pale, bend, or any other ordinary, made up of squares of alternate metal and colour." -Hall, 1862

Compony

"Argent, an inescutcheon azure, border compony, or and gules. COMPONY. A term applied to a bordure,…

"Two or more annulets interlacing each other."—Aveling, 1891

Annulet Conjoined

"Two or more annulets interlacing each other."—Aveling, 1891

"Degraded means placed upon degrees, or steps."—Aveling, 1891

Cross Nowed, Degraded and Conjoined

"Degraded means placed upon degrees, or steps."—Aveling, 1891

Corbet bore Gold two corbies sable.

Corbet

Corbet bore Gold two corbies sable.

"Coronet of the prince of Wales." -Hall, 1862

Crown of the Prince

"Coronet of the prince of Wales." -Hall, 1862

Coronet "of a baron." -Hall, 1862

Baron Coronet

Coronet "of a baron." -Hall, 1862

Coronet "of a duke." -Hall, 1862

Duke Coronet

Coronet "of a duke." -Hall, 1862

Coronet "of a royal duke." -Hall, 1862

Royal Duke Coronet

Coronet "of a royal duke." -Hall, 1862

Coronet "of an earl." -Hall, 1862

Earl Coronet

Coronet "of an earl." -Hall, 1862

Coronet "of a marquis." -Hall, 1862

Marquis Coronet

Coronet "of a marquis." -Hall, 1862

Coronet "of a princess of England" -Hall, 1862

Princess Coronet

Coronet "of a princess of England" -Hall, 1862

Coronet "of a viscount." -Hall, 1862

Viscount Coronet

Coronet "of a viscount." -Hall, 1862

Cosington bore Azure three roses gold.

Cosington

Cosington bore Azure three roses gold.

"Gules, a bend argent, coticed of the same. COTICE. One of the diminutives of the bend: cotices are generally borne on each side of the bend. The cotices are frequently of a different tincture from the bend they cotice." -Hall, 1862

Cotice

"Gules, a bend argent, coticed of the same. COTICE. One of the diminutives of the bend: cotices are…

Argent, a riband vert. The riband, which is one third less than the garter and the bendlet, must never occupy more than one sixth of the field. -Hall, 1862

Shield Showing Cotice

Argent, a riband vert. The riband, which is one third less than the garter and the bendlet, must never…

"Counter-componée has two rows of squares, with a metal and color alternating."—Aveling, 1891

Counter-Componée

"Counter-componée has two rows of squares, with a metal and color alternating."—Aveling,…

Or, a cross, gules. THE CROSS ... as its name imports, was the distinguishing badge of the Crusaders, in its simplest form. It was merely two pieces of list or riband of the same length, crossing each other at right angles. The colour of the riband or list denoted the nation to which the Crusader belonged. The cross is an honourable ordinary, occupying one fifth of the shield when not charged, but if charged, one third. -Hall, 1862

Couple-Close

Or, a cross, gules. THE CROSS ... as its name imports, was the distinguishing badge of the Crusaders,…

"Argent, three couple-closes interlaced vert. COUPLE-CLOSE. One of the diminutives of the chevron, half the size of the chevronel." -Hall, 1862

Couple-Close

"Argent, three couple-closes interlaced vert. COUPLE-CLOSE. One of the diminutives of the chevron, half…

Courtenay bore Silver three roundels gules with a label azure.

Courtenay

Courtenay bore Silver three roundels gules with a label azure.

Cowdray bore Gules billety gold

Cowdray

Cowdray bore Gules billety gold

"Azure, a crescent argent. CRESCENT. The half moon with its horns turned upwards." -Hall, 1862

Crescent

"Azure, a crescent argent. CRESCENT. The half moon with its horns turned upwards." -Hall, 1862

"A half-moon shaped charge, with its horns turned upwards."—Aveling, 1891

Crescent

"A half-moon shaped charge, with its horns turned upwards."—Aveling, 1891

"Second Son, the CRESCENT. The differences used by armorists at the present time are nine in number. They not only distinguish the sons of one family, but also denote the subordinate degrees in each house." -Hall, 1862

Crescent Difference

"Second Son, the CRESCENT. The differences used by armorists at the present time are nine in number.…

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

The Crescent

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

A crest.

Crest

A crest.

"Crest, a demi-griffin armed, gules. ARMED. This word is used to express the horns, hoofs, beak, or talons of any beast or bird of prey, when borne of a different tincture from those of their bodies." -Hall, 1862

Demi-Griffin Crest

"Crest, a demi-griffin armed, gules. ARMED. This word is used to express the horns, hoofs, beak, or…

"Crest-wreath; Probably of Lord Willoughby de Eresby."—Aveling, 1891

Crest-Wreath

"Crest-wreath; Probably of Lord Willoughby de Eresby."—Aveling, 1891

John Cromwell (14th century) bore Silver a chiefe gules with a baston gobony of gold and azure.

Cromwell

John Cromwell (14th century) bore Silver a chiefe gules with a baston gobony of gold and azure.

"CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of the others." -Hall, 1862

Cross

"CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of the others." -Hall,…

"Cross bottonny. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of the others." -Hall, 1862

Cross Bottonny

"Cross bottonny. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of…

"Azure, a cross couped argent. COUPED. From the French word couper, to cut. The cross in the example is couped, part of it being cut off, so as not to touch the edges of the shield." -Hall, 1862

Cross Couped

"Azure, a cross couped argent. COUPED. From the French word couper, to cut. The cross in the example…

"Cross crosslet. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of the others." -Hall, 1862

Cross Crosslet

"Cross crosslet. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of…

"Cross Crosslet on Grieces. GRIECE. In heraldry, a degree or step, as one of the steps upon which crosses are sometimes placed." -Whitney, 1911

Cross Crosslet on Grieces

"Cross Crosslet on Grieces. GRIECE. In heraldry, a degree or step, as one of the steps upon which crosses…

A Cross double-parted.

Cross Double-Parted

A Cross double-parted.

A Cross engrailed.

Cross Engrailed

A Cross engrailed.

"Cross fitchy. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of the others." -Hall, 1862

Cross Fitchy

"Cross fitchy. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of the…

Different forms of Cross Fitchy Gules (a red tinctured Cross of St. James).

Cross Fitchy Gules

Different forms of Cross Fitchy Gules (a red tinctured Cross of St. James).