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Heraldry 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. Illuminated books showed off wealth. Why not have a go at making your own illuminated initial.

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Last updated on 29 June 2022