Wild Men and Heraldry

Keywords: Wild man, coat-of-arms, heraldry, Moor’s heads. The wild man was frequently depicted holding a shield to indicate his combative nature, which may have led to his portrayal in the heraldic tradition to symbolise the protector of the family coat-of-arms (Davies, 2012, p. 68). The wild man featured in more than 200 coat-of-arms across Europe, … Continue reading Wild Men and Heraldry