Office of the Herald

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About the Office:

Originally heralds were messengers sent by monarchs or noblemen to convey messages or proclamations — in this sense being the predecessors of the modern day diplomats. In the Hundred Years’ War, French heralds challenged King Henry V to fight. During the Battle of Agincourt, the English and the French herald watched the battle together from a nearby hill; both agreed that the English were the victors, and the French herald provided King Henry V, who thus earned the right to name the battle, with the name of the nearby castle.

Heralds in the S.C.A. are responsible for advising Royalty on matters of court business, supervising court heraldry at events, and coordinating the research and submission of names and armory for individuals.

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