Clive Cheesman (London)
Clive Cheesman is Richmond Herald and Earl Marshal’s Secretary at the College of Arms in London, and a barrister at law. He holds a degree in classics (Literae Humaniores) from the University of Oxford and received his PhD at the Scuola Superiore di Studi Storici of the University of San Marino in 1993 for a thesis on Roman personal name-giving. He was formerly a curator in the Department of Coins and Medals of the British Museum and has published journal articles and contributions to collaborative volumes on onomastics, heraldry, numismatics, and the history of antiquarianism, and is currently joint editor of The Coat of Arms, the biannual journal of the Heraldry Society. His own books include Rebels, Pretenders and Impostors (with Jonathan Williams, British Museum Press 2000) and The Armorial of Haiti (ed., College of Arms 2007).