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00001g Ordinary III
Ordinary of Arms, Vol III
compiled by Dr Bruce Durie BSc (Hons) PhD OMLJ FIGRS CBiol QG.
Now published, and available to buy at an introductory discounted price.

Interest in Scots heraldry is at an all-time peak.

Balfour Paul's Ordinary of Arms (1903 edition) had some 5,500 entries covering the 230 years from 1672 to 1902.

Reid and Wilson's Ordinary, Volume II Added another 6,000, representing 72 years up to 1973.

Now, after not much more than a quarter of a Century, there are almost another 5,000.

That just refers to Arms actually granted. In addition, there is considerable personal fascination with the field, not least in the many corners of the globe where Scots are to be found.

In 2022 the Lyon Court celebrated the 350th Anniversary of the establishment of the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland.

As Lord Lyon Dr Joseph J Morrow says in his Foreword to this volume III:
This is a milestone publication in a milestone year for Scots heraldry.

Dr. Bruce Durie is a Scottish consultant genealogist, heraldist and historian.
Originally a scientist, he has an additional doctorate in history and education.
Author of over 30 books on a wide variety of subjects, he is best known for his many BBC broadcasts, his talks and lectures, and as the founder of the renowned Masters programme in Genealogical Studies at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

Dr Durie is also Shennachie to the Chief of Durie, a Freeman and Burgess of the City of Glasgow, and Academician, Académie Internationale de Généalogie with Right of Audience at the Lyon Court.

Book Size: Royal (9.2 x 6.14 in, 234 x 156 mm), 507 Pages
Contents: Title page (i), Front matter (ii), Foreword by Lord Lyon Dr. Joseph J. Morrow (iii), Introduction (v-viii), General notes (ix-x), Heralds and Heraldry (xi-xix), Contents (xxi), Index of charges (xxi-xxxii), Ordinary (1-330), Non-personal Arms: introduction (331-332), Index of Armigers, non-personal (333-353), Personal Arms: introduction (354-363), Index of Armigers, personal (364-448), Index of Royal, Noble and Baronetcy Titles (449-474), Supplemental volume – Crests, Mottos, Supporters, Badges, Flags – information (475)

The Ordinary vol III is available at a discounted price of £55 / US$70 (+ P&P) via this special link:

It will not appear in online bookstores for a while, and at a higher price.

Contact the author: web: email:

The above text was supplied by Dr. Bruce Durie.

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