Heraldy showed the identify of knights when they were in battle and probably started in the 1100s.
The design was often worn over a knight's armour and so the heraldic identities became known as coat of arms.
Why not have a go at creating your own coat or arms
In the Middle Ages books were very special and each manuscript was a work of art. Initial capital letters were decorated. Illumintaed books showed off wealth. Why not have a go at making your own illiuminated initial
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