A Coat of Arms in 21st Century America!?!?

Isn’t it more than a bit outdated, something best left to the realm of antiquarians and historians? Does it have any place in the modern United States? “I asked the children what the little crowned hearts and diagonal bars, the golden fleur-de-lys, and the rampant lions meant. They studied the enigmatical mixture of lions and… Read more »

Pin It

Your Coat of Arms is NOT on the Internet

Contrary to what some people will tell you, there is no such thing as a coat of arms for a family name, ever, period. You may be thinking: “You guys are daft! Of course, there is a coat of arms for my family. I found it on the Internet!” The truth is that a coat… Read more »

Pin It

Coat of Arms Spotlight: Sir Paul McCartney

In 1997, the Beatles’ Paul McCartney was knighted at Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II for his “service to music.” In 2001, for his 59th birthday, McCartney was granted his own personal coat of arms. Immortalized in the elements of his coat of arms, you will find acknowledgements of his personal background and musical career…. Read more »

Pin It

Coat of Arms Spotlight: German Philosopher Immanuel Kant

April 22, 2014, marked the 290th birthday of German philosopher Immanuel Kant, one of the most important influences of modern philosophy. In his work, Kant introduced groundbreaking perspectives in philosophy, beliefs that continue to shape conversations on morality, aesthetics and the philosophical structure of human experience today. “Act only according to that maxim whereby you… Read more »

Pin It