A Heraldic Primer: Introduction and Table of Contents

A replacement primer is in the works. Consequently no changes are being made to this one; we apologize for broken links and the like but it will be sorted out when the new primer is in place. Thank you for your patience.

This primer has been designed to equip the interested novice with the most basic of vocabulary that they need to be able to fuel further study. It cannot, reasonably, cover every charge, posture or variant. Instead, a sampling of the more commonly seen charges and/or field divisions have been selected for their representational value.

original primer concept by: Iulstan Sigewealding (Stephen Gold)
expanded and updated by: Meradudd Cethin (Timothy Shead)



There is a small on-line glossary available.