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Dr Paul A Fox

Heraldist     Genealogist    Medievalist Writer    Historical Researcher   Lecturer

and    Editor  of  the  Coat  of   Arms

This site provides the full text of a sample of my  published  jottings. Please  send me an email if you wish to   submit an article for publication, or if you would like a quote  for me to undertake your personal research.   Follow me on

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This book was published in January 2020 by Archaeopress of Oxford. It is also available from the publisher as an ebook. It can be purchased outside the UK via Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It is the first comprehensive account of the largest and finest heraldic monument to survive from medieval England.  Each shield is discussed in depth and illustrated with new colour drawings. The identity and motivations of each donor is explored, as the history of each shield is delineated in some 365 chapters. This will be a large format and heavy book with 650 illustrations and 36 pedigrees. For a reconstuction of the cloister as it appeared in 1500 click here.  

Great Cloister: a Lost Canterbury Tale

The history of the Canterbury Cloister, constructed 1408-14, with some account of the donor families and their coats of arms.  By Dr Paul A Fox

Rolls of Arms in Medieval England  by Dr Paul A  Fox

A new account on the history and function of these beautiful manuscripts is due for publication in a new book entitled Heralds and Heraldry in Medieval England, Edited by Dr Nigel Ramsay, and to be published by Shaun Tyas. The chapter on rolls is divided into the following sections: Origins; The influence of King Edward I; The first English national armorial; Tournament Rolls; The first ordinaries; The Duchy of Lancaster and its heralds; An ordinary linked to Cheshire; A possible Marshal's Roll; International Armorials; Initiatives of Kings of Arms; Ecclesiastical Rolls; Anglo-Burgundian collaborations; Institutional Rolls of the fifteenth century; Ownership and transmission; Garter Wriothesley and the end of the medieval period. Publication by Shaun Tyas delayed by Covid, anticipated 2022/23.


Female transmission of arms

Proceedings  of the  XVIIIth Colloquium of the International Academy of Heraldry, Stirling, Scotland  26-29th  August 2013.


The Canterbury Cathedral Cloister Project

 Proceedings of the  XIXth  Colloquium of the International Academy of Heraldry, St-Jean-du-Gard, France 19th-21st August 2015.

The heraldry of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta in  Rhodes, Malta and Rome

 Proceedings of the  XXth Colloquium of the International Academy of Heraldry, Copenhagen, Nov 2017

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