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Course Syllabus

The Heraldry Online course consists of the following topics.

Introduction and Language and Colour

Origins of Heraldry
The Achievement
Ordinaries
Sub-ordinaries
Charges
Tinctures and Furs
Blazonry

Heraldry in Practice

Heralds and the College of Arms
Personal Heraldry
Civic Heraldry
Royal Heraldry

Marshalling and Differencing

Grouping
Compounding
Dimidiation
Impalement
Quartering
Inescutcheon of Pretence
Cadency
Brisures
Augmentations
Hatchments

Heraldic Identification

The use of Ordinaries
Heralds' Visitations
Published Pedigrees
Biographies
Other strategies

Gentry and Nobility

Orders of Chivalry
Peerage Claims
Rolls of Arms
Funeral Certificates
Coronets
Badges

Scotland and Overseas

Scotland
Ireland
Canada
Rest of World
International Congresses

The staff of the Institute will be pleased to discuss any queries about the course content.