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Welcome to European Heraldry. This site is designed to give a flavour of the traditions of heraldic art in Europe throughout the early years of the 17th century to the present day. Most of the illustrations created stop at the French Revolution purely for reasons of practicality. The greatest emphasis is on royal and hence national coats of arms, although in certain countries a more extensive collection is shown.
The arms are not blazoned, except in certain circumstances, but the research has been thorough and accuracy, it is hoped, has been maintained. Regular updates to this site will be added in the future.

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An additional welcome to the new design for European Heraldry. I hope it will become easier to navigate with the new search facility and clearer graphics. The way the pages are laid out has changed somewhat but I hope this makes the browsing experience quicker and better.

I have also added new pages:

Ecclesiastical States of the Empire:

Prince-Abbey of Buchau 1600-1800, Prince-Abbey of Essen 1600-1800, Prince-Abbey of Herford 1600-1800, Prince-Abbey of Gandersheim 1600-1800, Prince-Abbey of Quedlinburg 1600-1800

UK families:

FitzGerald, Sheffield and Phipps, Annesley, Home, Forbes, Egerton

I have updated with new information and arms the following:

Maison de Bourbon,Maisons illégitime de Bourbon, Maison de Valois, Maison de Bourgogne, Capétiens directs, Maison d'Evreux, Early Spain (Habsburgs), Princes of Masserano

I have started on a major project on the Peerages of England, Scotland and Ireland and Great Britain. I am replacing the arms with a fuller representation with supporters and mottoes when known. The peers have links to their relevent families if you desire.

See Peerages:

Dukes in the peerage of England,

Marquesses in the peerage of England,

Earls in the peerage of England,

Viscountcies in the peerage of England,

Baronies in the peerage of England

 

Dukes in the peerage of Scotland,

Marquesses in the peerage of Scotland,

Earls in the peerage of Scotland,

Viscountcies in the peerage of Scotland

Lords of Parliament in the peerage of Scotland

 

Dukes and Marquesses in the peerage of Ireland,

Earls in the peerage of Ireland,

Viscountcies in the peerage of Ireland

Baronies in the peerage of Ireland

 

Dukes & Marquesses in the peerage of Great Britain,

Earls in the peerage of Great Britain,

Viscountcies in the peerage of Great Britain

 Baronies in the Peerage of Great Britain

 

Dukes in the peerage of the United Kingdom,

Marquesses in the peerage of the United Kingdom

Earls in the peerage of the United Kingdom up to 1900