Talk:Heraldic flag

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I have added a medieval English standard. We could use images of the other heraldic flags. - PKM 21:10, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

  • and some banners... PKM 22:17, 2 December 2007 (UTC)


Now that I have expanded this, I wonder if some of it should be moved to Heraldic flag and have a separate detailed article on Heraldic standard? I don't want to make that move without consulting others. - PKM 22:17, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

I'm going to move it to Heraldic flag for you, but don't split standards into another article, because there's not enough content to justify that. See WP:SIZE. According to the article history, the size is 6k, which is not nearly enough to warrant another article.
I would also recommend reorganizing it with flag types as the major headers instead of countries. -- I. Pankonin (t/c) 23:20, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
Good job, by the way. -- I. Pankonin (t/c) 23:29, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. I have reorganized by type as you suggested, and restructured the intro to go with the wider scope of the article. I also rearranged the images so the standard is with "standard" - I think the banners in St Giles make a more striking main image anyway. - PKM 04:13, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

English Heraldic Flags[edit]

The article currently is very Scottish orientated - which is quite understandable because the use of heraldic flags in Scotland is well documented. In English heraldry the only regulation as such applies to the Banner – all armigers are automatically entitles to one – and the Standard – only those armigers granted a Badge by the College of Arms may use one. Should this difference of approach/regulation be included in existing paragraphs or under a separate sub-heading? I favour the latter. --Heraldic (talk) 08:47, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

I hope you do not mind me adding some size guidelines for English banners. I have always been surprised that there is no guidance on banner sizes for armigers, hence my letter to Garter in 2011.Dougalbnz (talk) 04:14, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

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