Heraldry Decals & Design Commissions
This page provides information and details pertaining to general and specific heraldry, as well as explanations for any changes and revisions of existing products.
Over the course of a decade or more, I have built up a large library of Heraldic reference books, as well as becoming a member of the Heraldry Society. Among the books in my reference library are the Freezywater publications containing a considerable amount of information concerning the Wars of the Roses, and these have tended to be my starting point for any researches I carry out before producing any decal-
The badge ascribed to him in the Freezywater publication ‘Standards, Badges and Livery Colours of the Wars of the Roses’ as Molets argent with streamers charged with another molet azure’ is in fact for one of his later descendants who lived during the time of Henry VIII. Therefore, in order to correct this error, I’ve revised the Molet (Mullet) badges on the livery badges and swallow-
Likewise, I have discovered that the livery jacket colours for the ‘knights, gentlemen and yeomen’ of Lord Grey of Codnor, as described in MP Siddons’ ‘Heraldic Badges in England & Wales Vol. IV’, were in fact Tenné (Tenny, Tawny, Orange-
There are some other minor corrections I’ve introduced to the Banners & Standards set for Lord Clinton, which will differ to those blazoned in the Freezywater publication ‘Heraldic Banners of the Wars of the Roses’, and it is certain there will be further corrections as and when I discover them.
The Wars of the Roses is a notoriously difficult and complex period of history to research; the war was not originally called “The Cousins’ War” for no good reason, so many of the aristocratic families that were fighting on opposite sides were inter-
All very confusing!
Consequently, I have unfortunately (or more perhaps fortunately) discovered a number of errors in the Freezywater publications which have required me to make some revisions to existing sets all of which were produced before I had my heraldic ‘bibles’ to refer to. So, one of the most important revisions required relates to the badges of Sir John de Vere, Earl of Oxford. I discovered that his badges at the time of the Wars of the Roses were a ‘Mullet Argent’ or white star, as is featured in the 1st quadrant of his quartered Personal Arms.