Design Your Own Coat of Arms
Hundreds of years ago, warriors identified themselves in battle by using certain colors and symbols on their shields. Later, these distinguished marks also appeared on surcoats worn over armour. Thus, the term "coat of arms" was born. Now, with genealogist Rosemary Chorzempa's fascinating new book, anyone interested in the ancient and disntinctive language of heraldry can create his or her own coat of arms. This easy-to-read, profusely illustrated guide to the history, symbolism and construction of heraldic devices allows even a child to fashion authentic designs.
Rosemary A. Chorzempa, 1987, Paperback, 48 Pages. ISBN-13: 978-0-486-24993-3.