Howard Pursuivant Extraordinary
The heraldic badge of Howard Pursuivant of Arms Extraordinary
|Jurisdiction||England, Wales and Northern Ireland|
|Governing body||College of Arms|
The present office was created in November 1992 by the Earl Marshal, who was also the Duke of Norfolk. The name of the office is taken from the barony of Howard of Glossop (created in 1869), to which the 17th Duke inherited in 1972, from his father the 3rd Baron. The Duke himself has never used the title, since his mother's barony of Beaumont takes precedence.
The badge of office was assigned in 1992: A cross-crosslet fitchy argent enclosed within a pair of wings displayed and reflexed gold. The crosslet is taken from the Howard's Arms and crest, while the wings allude to one of the Howard's crests and also the swiftness of the pursuivant as a messenger.
There has only been one appointment to this office since its creation.