The Armorial Register
- International Register of Arms (formerly Burke’s Peerage & Gentry
International Register of Arms) proudly presents their register of
armorial families; The Register includes the rationale and history
behind the use and design of featured coats of arms along with the
family biographies of the bearers. This fully illustrated record of
contemporary Coats of Arms used internationally is permanently
displayed on our website and forms the basis of the series of
prestigious works in book form known as The International Register of
Arms. Volume 1 has
already been published and entries are now being taken for Volume 2
which will be published under the now well established brand of The
Bearings (Coats of Arms) play an important
part in the records of many families. Because heraldry represents a
particular person, or family, it is an integral part of family
history (genealogy) and is therefore one of the most researched
topics on the internet today.
of Scottish Heraldry
Early in 2011, in
anticipation of the 340th anniversary of the Lyon King of Arms
Act 1672 The Armorial Register Limited, publishers of The
International Register of Arms, invited the submission of
digital photographic material for the publication of a fully
illustrated book dedicated to the many practical ways in which
Scottish Armigers of today enjoy and demonstrate their personal
armorial bearings. This book is the result of the generous
co-operation of participating Scots armigers.
This volume is not an
armorial; its main purpose is to illustrate practical usage of Scots
Armory in the 21st century.
All of those whose
arms are recorded within its covers have armorial bearings recorded
in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland and
participants in this project were invited to submit photographs,
along with as much detail as they wished, of any armorial item they
have made use of be it their Letters Patent, library painting, crest
badge, seal matrix, flag, cutlery, dirks, sporrans, engraved items
or anything else which was deemed to be heraldically relevant. As a
bare minimum the editors asked that their entry should be
illustrated with an original grant of arms or matriculation document
and as a concession to privacy it was agreed to blank out addresses
etc if such was preferred. The editors have simply put together a
number of examples they felt would be of interest to enthusiasts
throughout the world and in doing so hope that this would also
benefit the favoured heraldic artists and craftsmen of the armigers
concerned. Containing 82 Letters Patent and over 233 other images,
most of which have never been seen by the general public before,
this book brings to life an infectious enthusiasm shared by its
Participation in this project was free and the editors thank all
contributors for generously sharing with them the armorial bearings
they hold so dear. The images illustrating this publication are
supplied by the armigers themselves.
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The Register of Feudal Lords and Barons of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The directors of The Armorial Register Limited, publishers of The International Register of Arms, are pleased to announce the formation of The Register of Feudal Lords and Barons. - Click here for more information and registration
registrations now being accepted for The Armorial Register -
International Register of Arms Online Armorial (the Register),
will be included in the future publication of Volume 2.
Volume 2 of The Register will be a
matching book to the recently published
Volume 1. building a fully
illustrated record of contemporary Coats of Arms used internationally.
Armorial Register International Register of Arms, Heraldry.