A lovely homage to period heraldy. I do hope to bring this tradition back to life in Gleann Abhann by writing letters of recommendation for our hard-working Heralds. The period Italian word for heraldry is araldica 🙂
One of the things that I am allowed to do, as both a member of the College of Arms and specifically as a Principal Herald is that I have an opportunity to promote heralds to a rank within the College of Arms called the Herald Extraordinary. This, per the July 1981 LoAR, found here, states the following about this august rank.
“The rank that I have decided to add is that of Herald Extraordinary. This is a rank in use in England today, whenever they create a Herald’s post for some occasion that is not to become a permanent position on the-College of Arms’ roster. The rank of Herald Extraordinary shall be permanent so long as the holder continues to remain active in SCA heraldry. It shall fall in rank below a full Herald but above a Pursuivant. Each Herald Extraordinary shall have a title that is his/her own…
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