Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Be proud, heralds!

Or maybe this is just a bit over the top.

I am translating a fifteenth-century set of treatises by a man who went under the title Sicily Herald.  He was big on the historic foundations of heraldry and armory.  This morning I was looking at his account of the history of heraldry and read this:
Concerning the seven ages of the world in which are comprised the commencement, the middle and the end of the noble office of arms,
Don't blush!

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