All [princes] do ensign their Chapeau and helm with a Crown of flowers and crosses. And they are enabled by observation of Armory, to wear the like helm and Chapeau,
that the Duke or King doth wear.

– From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586), p138

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Arms of Saffron Walden Town Council, England

Saffron Walden

Granted 1961

Blazon: Vert within a representation of town walls having a gateway between two towers argent three saffron flowers issuant from the battlements proper

Crest: On a wreath of the colors on a chapeau gules turned up ermine a lion rampant azure grasping in the dexter paw a representation of the ancient mace of the Borough of Saffron Walden proper

Mantling: Vert lined or

Arms of Francis Talbot

5th Earl of Shrewsbury (1500-1560)

Blazon: Per fess, the first party per pale of five; I azure a lion rampant within a bordure or (Talbot); II gules a lion rampant within a bordure engrailed or (also Talbot); III argent five bendlets gules; IV barry argent and azure, an orle of martlets gules (Valence); V gules on a saltire argent (Neville), a martlet sable for difference; the second party per pale of four; I argent a bend between six martlets gules (Furnivall); II or a fret gules; III argent two lions passant gules (Strange?); IV argent a lion rampant sable

Crest: On a chapeau gules turned up ermine, a lion statant or

Supporters: Two talbots proper

Mantling: Gules lined ermine

Motto: Prest d’accompli (ready to accomplish)

Arms of East Dorset and Wimborne Council, England

Blazon: Azure a stag’s head caboshed, in chief a cross crosslet or, on a chief a fleur-de-lis between two crowns gules 

 

Crest: Issuant from a coronet of two fleurs-de-lis or and two roses gules, seeded of the last alternately, a demi-lion ermine ducally gorged of the first and holding in its paws a chapeau of the second turned up of the third

 

Mantling: Or lined azure

 

Motto: Serio Servir (Earnestly to serve)