Simple Heraldy Cheerfully Illustrated - Iain Moncreiffe & Don Pottinger

This book on heraldry is so cute and funny and quirky and I just really enjoy it, but also I was thinking about this in terms of identity and profiling. Obviously identity has always been an important of life (everyone has names) but does it make sense to claim that family crests and company logos and various historical signifiers of identities of some sort serve essentially the same purpose as icons and avatars and profile pictures do now? Imagine medieval Facebook.


PART ONE

ARMS AND THE MAN





PART TWO

ARMS AND THE FAMILY











PART THREE

ARMS AND THE PEOPLE









PART FOUR

ARMS AND THE CROWN









PART FIVE

ARMS AND THE RULES













PART SIX

ARMS AND YOU





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