Coats Of Arms. Harry, surnamed the Fowler, Emperor of the West, who regulated the tournaments in Germany, was the first who introduced those marks of honour, armouries, or coats of arms. Before that time we find nothing upon ancient tombs but crosses, with gothic inscriptions, and decorations of persons entombed. The time of Clement IV. who died a. d. 1268, is the first whereon we find any arms; nor do they appear struck upon any coins before the ear 1336. Camden refers the origin of ditary arms in England to the time of the first Norman kings. Chronology Bays, coats of arms and heraldry were introduced in 1100, and that the arms of England and Prance were first quartered by Edward III 1868.