Arms of Northamptonshire County Council, England

Arms of Northamptonshire County Council, England

Granted 1939

Blazon: Argent a rose gules barbed and seeded proper, on a chief of the second a fetterlock or between two roses of the first also barbed and seeded proper

Crest: On a wreath of the colors a falcon close argent gorged with a cord gules

Supporters: On the dexter a hart argent gorged with a collar and chain reflexed over the back sable; on the sinister a bull guardant of the last gorged with a collar and line reflexed over the back or

Mantling: Gules lined argent

Motto: Rosa concordia signum (The rose, symbol of peace)

Arms of Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, England

Granted 1974 (?)

Blazon: Vert on a pale wavy argent a roach hauriant proper all within a bordure or charged with six roses gules barbed and seeded proper

Crest: On a wreath of the colors between two cotton sprigs a woolpack charged with a fleece proper banded or above a fer-de-moline in fess sable

Mantling: Vert lined argent

Supporters: On the dexter an eagle wings addorsed and inverted or gorged with a riband pendant therefrom by a ring a ram’s head argent; on the sinister a falcon wings addorsed and inverted or gorged with a like riband pendant therefrom by a ring of the first a molet of five points pierced sable

Arms of Bude-Stratton Town Council, England

Blazon: Argent two bars wavy within a bordure bezante, on a chief gules between two clarions or, a cross formy of the field

Crest: On a wreath of the colors a sun in splendor or a falcon close belled perched on a sinister gauntlet proper, collared compony argent and sable

Mantling: Argent lined azure

Arms of Gabriel Bethlen


As Duke of Opole and Ratibor 1622-1625 and Prince of Transylvania 1613-1629 (1580-1629)

Blazon: Per pale, I per fess 1 azure a falcon rising, wings displayed and elevated argent, in dexter base a heart gules (Opole), 2 azure an eagle displayed or (Ratibor); II Per fess azure a demi-eagle issuant from the partition sable, armed or, langued gules, in chief a sun of the third and of the last seven towers 4 and 3 gules, in chief a crescent increscent argent (Transylvania); overall in the fess point an escutcheon azure two swans close respectant, beaked, legged, and holding an arrow or, in chief a cross of the last (Bethlen)

Arms of Mary Verney, baroness Fermanagh of Ireland

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From Inquiries into the Origin and Process of the Science of Heraldry in England by James Dalloway, p412

Blazon: 1 azure on a cross argent five molets gules (Verney), 2 azure two chevrons or, on a canton argent a Paschal lamb gules (Euresby), 3 argent a fess vert overall a lion rampant gules (Whittingham), 4 argent a fess sable fretty or between three lions passant or (Buckland), 5 azure a saltire engrailed gules (Iwardby), 6 or a cross engrailed gules in the dexter canton a falcon of the second (Mussenden), 7 azure a chevron wavy between three griffins segreant or (Frome), 8 gules fretty argent on a chief or a lion passant of the field (Spigurnell), 9 or crusilly a lion rampant gules (Braos or Brewse), 10 gules two bendlets, one or, the other argent (Mylo), 11 barry of six dancetty argent and gules (Balun), 12 gules five lozenges conjoined in fess or (Newmarch), 13 vair three bendlets gules (Bray ancien), 14 argent three eagles’ legs erased sable (Bray moderne), 15 or on a fess gules three goats passant argent (Halighwell), 16 sable on a chevron between three bulls’ heads affronte argent, a fleur-de-lis of the field (Norbury), 17 gules a fess chequy argent and sable between six crosslets (Boteler), 18 gules two bars ermine (Pantulph), 19 gules two bendlets or (Sudley), 20 bendy of eight azure and or (Montfort), 21 azure bilette a lion rampant crowned or (De la Planche), 22 azure a fess between six cross crosslets argent (Haversham), 23 sable a cross between four gadflies or (Croysier), 24 azure a chevron or (Dabernon), 25 per bend counterchanged or and azure, an eagle displayed (Blacknall), 26 argent on a cross between two falcons in chief and as many lions in base a Paschal lamb (Pascal)

From The Grammar of Heraldry by Samuel Kent, p209

1. Simon Degg of Derbyshire, argent on a bend azure three falcons volant of the first with a crescent for difference

2. John Dowdal, gules a fess between three* doves or

*Three is the number given in the blazon; obviously, five are depicted in the wood cutting.

Arms of Christian X of Denmark, 1870-1947, reigned 1912-1947 Blazon: Per cross paté argent fimbriated gules; I or seme de hearts gules, three lions passant in pale azure, armed and langued of the second, crowned of the third; II, or two lions passant … Continue reading