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Heraldo Memoriale, or Memoirs of the College of Arms from 1727 to 1744. Edited by Anthony Richard Wagner.
Stephen Martin Leake was Garter principal king of arms from 1754 to 1773. The three volumes of his extensive manuscript journal, Heraldo-Memoriale, are preserved in the College of Arms.
Anthony Wagner here presents selections from the second of the three volumes, ending with the death of the elder John Anstis, Garter, on 4 March 1744, and provides an introduction and notes.
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