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'Mitres, Martlets and Mantling' A Heraldry Study Day

A Heraldry Study Day with Chloë Cockerill

Saturday 10 September

Ely Cathedral Education & Conference Centre, Ely

various heraldic shields and emblazons

Heraldry is all around us – in both ecclesiastical and secular buildings – and can often provide vital information about the people associated with, and the history of a building or place. This Study Day is intended as a basic introduction to the language and art of heraldry in all its various forms. So if you are baffled by blazons and confused by cadency, fear no more! Open to all, this study day will help you to recognise, interpret and accurately describe a variety of heraldic emblems.

The day will be in split into two halves. In the morning session we will be given two informal introductory lectures the first of which will focus on how to identify and describe shields, colours, furs and the royal arms, and the second will focus on how to understand heraldic arms which demonstrate peerage, and family pedigree. In the afternoon we will go on a heraldic tour of Ely Cathedral to look at ecclesiastical arms and many other examples of heraldry in situ, before visiting The Stained Glass Museum to see some fine examples of heraldic stained glass in both the Museum’s main gallery and reserve collection.

Chloë Cockerill is a former Regional Development Manager for The Churches Conservation Trust. She is a lecturer for NADFAS, The National Trust and many historical associations throughout Britain, with a special interest in heraldry and fabulous beasts. She has written articles and guide books on churches and heraldry and is an Ely Cathedral guide and Friend of The Stained Glass Museum.

£30 for Friends of SGM or Ely Cathedral*
£40 for Non-Friends
All prices include lunch (all dietary requirements catered for)

*Please bring your Friends membership card or Cathedral pass with you

Bookings: Book online via paypal below, over the phone - 01353 660347, or by post. Please make cheques payable to the Stained Glass Museum.


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