Founded as a quarterly by John Brooke-Little in 1952, the Coat of Arms (CoA) is now in its third series, which commenced in 2005 under the editorship of Clive Cheesman and Peter O’Donoghue. The journal now comes out twice a year and is intended to publish original scholarly research on heraldry and allied subjects. Read More.
Right, armorial fanlight in the former Ridgely house at Hampton (Maryland), showing an erroneous variant of the arms of Ridgely. See the article by Joseph McMillan in the current CoA for a discussion. Image by courtesy of Joseph McMillan.
In the current issue
CoA (3rd ser.) 8 (2012), part 2: no 224
- Crusading families and the spread of heraldry. By Paul A. Fox.
- The precedence of the earldom of Devon, 1335-1485. By Michael Hicks.
- The Maryland names and arms acts: heraldic law in the United States. By Joseph McMillan.
- Modish monsters, by Laurent Ferri.
- Reviews, round-ups, artefacts of interest.
Coming up in the next issue
- Adrian Ailes on heraldic coin and seal designs in the British Isles over the centuries.
- Joseph J. Gwara and Philip A. Hayden examine the re-appearance of a Staffordshire nobleman’s funeral hatchment.
- Reviews of books on martial display on the medieval battlefield, the origins of the Order of the Garter, and William Dugdale.
- Recently found artefacts of interest.
- Recent and forthcoming conferences, lectures, events and more.