Onlookers were impressed by the rich and colorful heraldry.
Origin of heraldry
From Old French hiraudie
Heraldry Sentence Examples
He made a special hobby of heraldry and genealogy.
The use of the fleur-de-lis in heraldry dates from the 12th century, soon after which period it became a very common charge in France, England and Germany, where every gentleman of coat-armour desired to adorn his shield Middle Ages.
Probably there was as much foundation for this legend as for the more rationalistic explanation of William Newton (Display of Heraldry, p. 145), that the fleur-de-lis was the figure of a reed or flag in blossom, used instead of a sceptre at the proclamation of the Frankish kings.
In heraldry, a bevel is an angular break in a line.
Genealogy, heraldry and chronology run parallel with the wider subject.