Heraldry could be described as the shorthand of history, depicting the stories of Royalty, Noble families, Organisations, Governments and ordinary people in vivid and colourful displays, which can be read and interpreted at a glance. It is also to be found all around us, if you know where to look.
The illustrated talk will provide an introduction to the basics, the minimal number of rules to be followed and then takes a meandering path through its use in battle, the elaborate and sometimes confusing usage in Georgian and Victorian times, to its modern display in corporate identity, advertising and civic ceremonial. The work of the College of Arms and the modern day Heralds will also be covered.
The Speaker is the Chairman of the White Lion Society who are the’ friends’ group for HM College of Arms. He has been a fan of Heraldry since a schoolboy, having been introduced to the topic through the pages of ‘Look and Learn’ magazine and the heraldic artwork of Dan Escott.
Illustrated Talk – 50 minutes approx + questionsViews: 388 | Enquiries: 3
Mike Scott Rumble worked in the public sector for 50 years, both as a Police Officer and in local government. His last post was a Head of the Parks Police Service in Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham. He is currently Chairman of the White Lion Society (Friends of HM College of Arms). He is a Green Flag scheme Judge (Parks & Gardens) and Independent Person on the Standards Committee of a local District Council. He has a passionate interest in Heraldry, Police History, Airships, Uniforms, badges and memorabilia as well as being a competent artist and illustrator. He is able to provide his own projector and equipment for talks and always has an interesting tale to tell !
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