Heraldry

Coats of Arms of the Circle and Others
As of the beginning of Trojans


The Circle (in use)

NB: Since 1986, the arms of the Knights of the Circle have used a riot shield as escutcheon.

King Arthur Pendragon (High King Jordan Taylor)
arthur
Azure, a dragon’s head affronté or

Sir Galahad (Sir David Stafford)
Galahad
Argent, a cross gules

Sir Palamedes (Stephen Mukherjee)
Palamedes
Chequy argent and sable

Sir Lancelot (Paul Parsons)
Lancelot
Argent, three bends gules

Sir Tristan (Tania Woodville)
tristan
Vert, a lion rampant or

Sir Gareth (Jason Smith)
gareth
Purpure, a double-headed eagle displayed or with bend gules

Sir Bedivere (Bonnie Laing)
Bedivere
Or, a gonfanon gules

Sir Lionel (Doug Felton)
Lionel
Argent semy of estoiles sable, three bends gules

Sir Bors (Frank Farnsworth)
Bors
Ermine, three bends gules

Sir Percival (Ross Cornish)
Percival
Purpure semy of crosslets or

Sir Ector (Theo Harte)
Ector

Azure, a sun or

Sir Accolon (Craig McCutcheon)
accolon
Argent, two serpents wavy palewise azure

Sir Marhaus (Patrick Sullivan)
marhaus
Barry argent and azure, a lion rampant gules

Sir Kay (Sir Charles Raymond, retired)
Kay
Azure, two keys argent

The Circle (in abeyance)

Sir Gawain (last known bearer Jordan Taylor)
Gawain
Gules, a pentacle or

Sir Mordred (last confirmed bearer Clifford Chalmers)
Mordred
Argent, three bends sinister sable

Sir Dagonet (last known bearer Desmond Wigsby)
dagonet
Argent, a cockerel’s head gules


Others

The Green Knight (Jordan Taylor)
green-knight-2
Vert

The Black Knight (last known bearer David Stafford)
black-knight-2
Sable

The Duchy of Cornwall
duchy
Sable, fifteen bezants five four three two one or.

The Saxon Shield (disused and deprecated)
Saxon Shield
Roundel as escutcheon: Sable, the White Horse of Uffington argent


Caveat: While many of these coats of arms are based on mainstream traditions, others have been selected from more obscure sources or just made up – either for purposes of story convenience, or because they look cool.

For example, both Gawain and Mordred traditionally bear variants on King Lot’s arms, a gold double-headed eagle on a purple field. To keep them distinct, I’ve instead given Gawain the shield he carries in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and invented one for Mordred.

More reputable accounts of the coats of arms of Arthur’s knights can be found at the following sources:

Animal images designed by Blair Bidmead.

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