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Monday 2nd March 2020


Many genealogists and family historians turn aside from heraldry with the misconception that it is not for them but rather some medieval mystery. This course aims to show that the records of heraldry can be of great use to family historians and is suitable for absolute beginners and those with some experience. Practical guidance will be given on how to understand heraldry and how to identify coats of arms.

IHGS opens at 9am, with the library available to students on the course. The course runs from 10.45-4.30 with a light buffet lunch included.


10.45    Introduction to Heraldry
11.00    Language and Colour
11.45    Practical Exercises
12.30    Buffet Luncheon
1.30     Marshalling and Cadency
2.15     How to identify an Armigerous Family
3.15     Tea
3.30     Practical Library Exercise
4.30     Assessment and depart


IHGS is easy to visit with two train stations only a 10 minute walk away. Canterbury is only a 55 minute train journey from St Pancras International Station. For more details on how to find us and travelling to Canterbury click here

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Rate : £55.00
Student Rate : £49.00

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