Private letters patent of 1347 (Eton College Library). All images from The New Palaeographical Society 1910, Plate 200.
If you have got all these right, you can probably designate yourself a grade 1 herald poursuivant. To progress up the profession, try a full transcript of the document. Go to the text pages. Use a pen and paper, then check it against ours. If you can then get out your paintbox and draw up the full achievement of arms, there may be a career for you if you ever get transported back to the middle ages.

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