Properly, heraldry is the science of a herald's duties. But more commonly the
term is used to describe the knowledge of the forms, terms and laws which
pertain to the use of armorial bearings or "coats of arms".
In this section you will find comprehensive details of the bearings to be
found upon coats of arms, and the terms used to describe heraldic devices and
For help identifying heraldic arms and devices please see our
section, where you can search for arms bearing a feature and also browse over
1000 historic coats of arms.
Illustrations of the heraldic coats of arms of the world
can be found at Heraldry of The World