The Heraldry Society of Scotland is
delighted to announce the publication of "The Heraldry of the Bishops of
Scotland" by Dr David M.Bertie, with financial support from the
Strathmartine Trust and the Diocese of Brechin.
The book provides a single reference source for the coats of arms used
by the Scottish bishops from the late thirteenth century up to the
present day. The work covers the pre-Reformation bishops, the Church of
Scotland bishops 1560-1689, the post-1689 Scottish Episcopal bishops,
and the post-Reformation Roman Catholic bishops. The armorial
illustrations, specially drawn for this publication, are in full colour
throughout, and the seals used by the bishops are fully described. The
accompanying text provides the family background to each bishop and
brief details of clerical career. Each coat of arms is discussed in the
context of the bishop’s wider family and details are provided of any
points of heraldic or historic importance. The histories of the diocesan
arms of the Scottish Episcopal Church and the post-Reformation Roman
Catholic Church are outlined in an appendix. The work is liberally
illustrated with examples of seals, stone and wood armorial carvings,
arms on portraits, stained glass, etc.
Over 300 bishops are included in this work which is a limited edition.
The volume is
A4 size, hardbound, and is a companion to the Society’s previous
publications. The price is £25, plus postage & packing. If you wish to
save the cost of postage, you can collect your copy at one of the
meetings of the Heraldry Society of Scotland.
Please Note - All Cheques made payable to the Society must be
in UK Pounds Only.
If you would rather pay by bank transfer, the account details are:
RBS, Edinburgh, St Andrew's
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account no: 00175911
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IBAN no: GB50 RBOS 8306
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