• Heraldry
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By Crusader1307

The Blazon was a Banner portion affixed to a Coat of Arms – which included a phrase or written description related to The Family or Peerage awarded. It was normally printed in one single line (unpunctuated). They “begin” with Capital Letters. The Blazon was considered a VERY important part of The Coat of Arms (due to the phrase was it's conveyance to The World). Lettering had to be precise and proper. Often Classic Latin was used (as opposed to The Vulgar). In some Countries, it is referred to as The Motto. Blazons are also documents used for importing “greeting” and “award”.