The coat of arms

Coat of ArmsI have previously posted a picture of my coat of arms and explained the reasons for the various symbols used.  However, I have not explained its formal construction in heraldic terms.  I don’t know why, given how many of you must be dying to know.  So, to satisfy your lust for  knowledge, here it is:

Arms – Paly of four argent and or issuing in base a pile throughout the sides embowed inwards azure over all three fleurs-de-lis those in chief azure and that in base per pale argent and or.

Crest – A church tower argent with a spire azure set thereon a bee or the wings displayed argent veined azure.

Supporters – On either side an owl azure armed or in the beak a quill the nib outwards argent spined or.

So now you know.

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About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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3 Responses to The coat of arms

  1. Croft says:

    “Arms – Paly of four argent and or issuing in base a pile throughout the sides embowed inwards azure over all three fleurs-de-lis those in chief azure and that in base per pale argent and or.”

    Otherwise: Divide the shield into four divisions top-bottom alternating silver and gold. From across the base a blue wedge pointing upwards with a bow like curve inwards. Over the top of everything 3 fleurs-de-lis those at the top blue those in the bottom divided in half down the centre silver and gold.

  2. franksummers3ba says:

    Lord Norton,
    I believe the original Coat of Arms post was the first time my name appeared in one of your posts. I wonder if I am still the most prolific commenter. Lady Tiz(zy)res seems to slack off when I stop so perhaps she has not overtaken me. I think that I may find the strength in the summer to do something radical as I need to do but until and probably afterwards I will probably always be reading your posts as I mostly always have since 2009 whether commenting or not. .

  3. There are some of us still interested in heraldry specifically and incorporeal hereditaments generally :).

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