When:
Thursday, Jun 24, 2021 1:00p -
2:00p

Where:
New England Historic Genealogical Society- online
99-101 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02120

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Art, History, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XJqSmWj6R16ft0RgApaVPw

The early decades of the eighteenth century saw the College of Arms at its lowest point in its history, when its relevance and even its survival seemed to be in doubt. Very few grants of Arms were being made, heraldic regulation was increasingly ineffective, and the practices of its Officers were in decline. Appointments were sometimes made for the wrong reasons, so that Officers might not be there for their heraldic or genealogical skills. Could the century see a revival of the fortunes of this ancient institution? Could it find new venues for its activities, new areas of expertise, and new sources of revenue? Could heraldry adapt to the changing fashions and aesthetics of the Enlightenment and Romanticism? This talk will seek to examine and answer these questions.

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24/06/2021 13:00:00 24/06/2021 14:00:00 15 The College of Arts in the Eighteenth Century The early decades of the eighteenth century saw the College of Arms at its lowest point in its history, when its relevance and even its survival seemed to be in doubt. Very few grants of Arms were ... New England Historic Genealogical Society- online, Boston, MA 02120 Organizer Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY Reddit