Welcome to the Poore House Academy of Heraldry. The purpose of this online academy is to instruct the reader in the ways of heraldry in an easy-to-read format. On this website¬†will various and sundry articles and tutorials be made available. As you can see, a couple are already up: Heraldry for Non-Heralds, a tutorial on the basics of armorial design, written with the intent to help non-heralds design a device for submission in the SCA, and written with the audience of seasoned fighters (i.e. heat-addled stick jocks who’ve taken one too many ballista bolts to the helm) in mind. Also posted is an analysis of the Dering Roll. Other articles¬†will be appearing shortly. Please check back often, and feel free to make suggestions on content.