The Society of Heraldic Art
Stephen Friar M.Phil, FHS., FSHA +click image(s) to enlarge
Stephen Friar is a writer and historian, specialising in medieval and architectural history and heraldry. He has written fourteen books, many of which remain in print, including the ever popular Basic Heraldry (The Herbert Press, 2000), splendidly illustrated by John Ferguson FSHA, and the Companion series of books for The History Press, all of which include an element of heraldry, notably The Companion to Heraldry which was revised in 2011. A former member of Arts Council England, he is a Fellow of the Heraldry Society and of the Society of Heraldic Arts which he founded in 1987. In 2000 he was awarded a Master of Philosophy degree by the University of Southampton.
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