Foundations of Scottish Genealogy 9 of 12: Scots Heraldry and Coats of Arms

Dr. Bruce Durie
Jun 7, 2019
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Origins and Rules
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Rules of Heraldry
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Register of All Arms
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Letters Patent
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A Real Example
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About this webinar

Despite what you will see on the internet, there is NO SUCH THING as a Family Coat of Arms in Scotland, and nor is it called a Family Crest. There is only one way to get Arms in Scotland, and it is controlled by Scots Law dating back to the 1500s but still operated by the Lord Lyon King of Arms. So… How does Heraldry work? All those strange words – Sable, on a chevron Or betwixt three cross crosslets fitchée Argent as many roses Proper and a chief of the second – what do they mean? And can an American citizen get a legal Coat of Arms in Scotland? How’s your chance to find out!

About the speaker

About the speaker

Dr. Bruce Durie is considered one of Scotland’s top genealogists, with an international reputation. He is perhaps best known for his eight-year BBC radio series, “Digging Up Your Roots” and “A House with A Past”, and he has authored over 30 books,
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