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Events, Appearances and Publications

Who Do You Think You Are? Live: The College of Arms was one of the exhibitors at this genealogical and historical show at Olympia, London, between 27 February and 1 March 2009. A large number of visitors to the show took the opportunity to meet Officers and artists, to learn something of the College’s functions, and to address their specific queries to those on the stand.

Lectures by Rouge Dragon: Clive Cheesman, Rouge Dragon Pursuivant, delivered a lecture on heraldry on Wednesday 11 March to students of the London College of Communication; he also on 14 March addressed a joint meeting in Amersham of the Chiltern Heraldry Group and Middlesex Heraldry Society, on the subject ‘Heraldry now’.
Henry VIII: 22 April will mark the 500th anniversary of the accession to the throne of Henry VIII, and several bodies are marking this date with exhibitions and other events. Three such will feature manuscripts from the archives of the College of Arms. “Henry VIII: Dressed to Kill” at the Royal Armouries in the Tower of London, 3 April 2009 – 17 January 2010, will include a score cheque for the tournament held at Greenwich in 1516. “Young Henry VIII” at Hampton Court Palace, 9 April – 3 August 2009, will show College of Arms Ms M6 (opened to show a pen and ink drawing of the baptism of the future Edward VI). “Henry VIII: Man and Monarch” (guest curator: David Starkey) at The British Library, 23 April – 6 September 2009, will include a score cheque for the famous tournament held at Westminster in 1511, to celebrate the birth of a son to Henry by Catherine of Aragon.

“Heraldry” entry in encyclopaedia: the entry on heraldry in The International Encyclopedia of Communication, general editor Wolfgang Donsbach (Oxford and Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008), vol. 5, pp. 2109-11, was written by Clive Cheesman. The entry may be consulted online here through subscribing institutions.

source-The College of Arms Newsletter 20 March 2009

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