British Library Acquires Oldest Extant Medieval Roll of Arms

February 2009
Military History;Feb/Mar2009, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p12
The article reports on the acquisition of the 13th century Dering roll by the British Library for £300,000. The Dering roll is a painted vellum record of 324 coats of arms dating from the reign of Edward I, Longshanks. It is the earliest example of a regional roll of arms, used to affirm patronage and lineage.


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