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Hungarian Heraldry

Hungarian Heraldry

29. January 2012.

Hungarian heraldry generally follows German heraldry in its artistic forms, but has its own distinctive character. It is classified to Central and Eastern Europe heraldry. Early Hungarian heraldry (XV century) differs from German heraldry only in the fact that it…

Heraldry in Germany

Heraldry in Germany

12. July 2011.

When heraldry began it was nearly the same all over Europe, but over the centuries specific national practices developed. The Heraldic Laws and Rules, and the history of the grant of arms, is different in Germany and the German-speaking countries…

Heraldry in Bizantium

Heraldry in Bizantium

11. July 2011.

The use of heraldic insignia as a symbolic representation of families did not develop in Byzantium. The broad range of images (Christ, the Virgin, the Cross, various saints) found on seals are personal rather than familial. Certain blazons have, however,…

Three Crowns

Three Crowns

28. March 2011.

In March this year I had a chance to travel to Sweden, namely the Gothenburg. While in family visit, I used each moment to take pictures of wonderful architecture and especially heraldic insignia which were evident throughout the city. Before…