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Visit to College of Arms with Windsor Herald

Jean-Francois Dor

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 from 6:15 PM to 9:15 PM (GMT)

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Visit to College of Arms with Windsor Herald
Tuesday 26 November or Wednesday 27 November 2013 6.15pm for 6.30pm start

Heralds were first mentioned in Western Europe around the time of the first Crusade. They were attached to the households of the great, acting as messengers, diplomats and army staff officers. They also organised tournaments and in time became experts on coats of arms and ceremonial matters, and over the centuries the Heralds have built up a unique registry of armorial and family records.


The Heralds are appointed by the Monarch and are still responsible for the great ceremonies such as state funerals, the state opening of Parliament, and the introduction of new peers into the House of Lords.

The current College building in Victoria Street dates from the 1670s, and holds a number of records rooms along with the Earl Marshal’s Court. The splendid wrought iron gates were a gift of a US citizen after WWII.

Our visit will be hosted by William Hunt, Windsor Herald, and will include both a talk about the Court and the processes that take place in the Court, and an introduction to some of the extensive records available to the Heralds. This will be followed by a fork buffet supper with the opportunity to ask William more questions over a glass or two of wine. The evening will finish at 9.30pm.

The price of the visit is £55 per person with supper and wine. If you would like to join us please indicate your preferred date by Monday 11th November. Each tour lasts around 2 hours. The numbers for each tour are limited so I will notify you if your application is unsuccessful. Full refund will be made if you are.

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