Sunday, August 15, 2010

Heraldry for Beginners

I am not an official herald, nor do I play one on TV, but I thought it would be interesting to the modern visitors at Poor Man's Pennsic as well as newish SCA folk to learn enough about heraldry to appreciate some of the heraldic display that was visible at the event. I explained a little about the role of the herald (as battlefield CSI, among other things) and introduced a tiny bit of herald-speak. My primary hope, though, was to tell the story behind some of the displayed devices. Thanks to Anna z Pernstejna, Gerald Loosehelm, Toki Magnusson, Otes McKee, and Mechthild zur Drachenhöle for telling me about their arms.
About 7 SCA folk attended.

No comments: