Mark's Articles http://www.a1articles.com en-us editorial@articlealley.com Animals on coats of arms- More than just decoration When looking at a coat of arms or a seal, one thing that many people notice is that there are animals or birds worked into the design. The animals and birds are normally found in one of two locations. The first is on the shield itself. The second is not o... http://www.a1articles.com/animals-on-coats-of-arms-more-than-just-decoration-2374879.html 14th October 2011 The historical importance of seals and family crests While many people think that family crests are simply a way of paying homage to their roots, the fact is that in the Middle Ages, both seals and coats of arms played a critical role in society. In fact, in some areas it was a criminal offence to use a coa... http://www.a1articles.com/the-historical-importance-of-seals-and-family-crests-2353823.html 21st September 2011 How to Incorporate Family Crests into your Wedding Decorations The union of two families through marriage can be even more special if you utilize family crests or seals in your decorating. You do not have to use them in every area of your ceremony and reception but by utilizing them in a few key areas you should be a... http://www.a1articles.com/how-to-incorporate-family-crests-into-your-wedding-decorations-2343035.html 05th September 2011 How to design your own family crest If you have always wanted to have your own family crest but have been unable to find one that is linked to your family historically, you can create your own. Here are some tips that may make it easier for you to do so, as well as some of the basic rules o... http://www.a1articles.com/how-to-design-your-own-family-crest-2339401.html 23rd August 2011 The Role of Armorials in the Fourteenth Century While many people think that coats of arms or crests are fun to research, the fact is that at one time they were vitally important methods of identifying and recording the deeds of specific individuals. One of the ways that they were used was in an armori... http://www.a1articles.com/the-role-of-armorials-in-the-fourteenth-century-2334931.html 17th August 2011 Rolls of arms- records of coats of arms throughout history When individuals are researching their family crest or coat of arms, there are many documents that can be examined in order to find out what theirs may look like. For some individuals who come from old families with long histories, they may be able to fin... http://www.a1articles.com/rolls-of-arms-records-of-coats-of-arms-throughout-history-2320598.html 26th July 2011