Sir Peter Gwynn-Jones, KCVO, 1940-2010: The College of Arms reports with great sadness the death on 21 August 2010 of the late Garter Kings of Arms, who retired on 31 March this year, after a short illness.

Illustrated left are the Arms, Crest and Motto of Sir Peter, which were granted by Letters Patent dated 28 May 1971. They are blazoned:

Arms: Argent gutty de sang a Fret engrailed and molined at the mascle points Sable.

Crest: On a Wreath Argent and Gules A Coati sejant Sable collared and lined Or.
College reference: Grants 134/70.

Welcome to the twenty-sixth edition of the College of Arms Newsletter.

Illustrated left is a scene from an illuminated pedigree of Christ, showing his descent from Adam, which is amongst the archives of the College of Arms.

The pedigree dates from the fourteenth century, shows the judges, kings and conquerors of Israel, and is illuminated with biblical incidents in roundels.

The scene left is of the nativity of Christ: Christ is shown at the top of the image in the manger, overseen by oxen. Mary and Joseph look away, seeming to regret the inferior accommodation available.

Welcome to the twenty-seventh edition of the College of Arms Newsletter.

The College of Arms operates a scheme whereby parish, town and community councils can petition for a grant of a coat of Arms at a specially reduced rate. Councils interested in pursuing this scheme to enable them to establish lawful Arms, particularly in view of the forthcoming Jubilee Year, should contact the Officer in Waiting.

Illustrated left are the Arms granted to Wootton Bassett Town Council, by Letters Patent of Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms, dated 30 August 2011, the day before the date of Her Majesty The Queen's Patent granting the designation Royal to the town. The town has long used unofficial Arms consisting of a chevron between three lozenges: the granted design adapts this to reflect the Royal favour accorded in recognition of Wootton Bassett's role in recent repatriations of fallen servicemen and women.

Arms: Gules a Chevron Argent between in chief two Lozenges and in base a Lion passant guardant Or.

Welcome to the thirtieth edition of the College of Arms Newsletter.

Illustrated left are the Arms and Crest granted to Michael John HUXLEY-EVANS of Edgbaston, in the City of Birmingham, by Letters Patent of Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms dated 28 October 2010.

Arms: Per fess nebuly Sable and Ermine in chief a Rose Argent barbed and seeded proper within a wreath of Thorns Or in base three Boar's Heads erased Sable armed Or.

Crest: Upon a Helm with a Wreath Argent and Sable Upon a Grassy Mount Vert a Lion rampant reguardant Or resting the dexter hindpaw upon three Books fesswise Gules edged and clasped Or and holding in the forepaws a Long Cross flory gyronny of eight Argent and Sable. Mantled Sable doubled Argent.

College reference: Grants 175/160.

Welcome to the thirty-first edition of the College of Arms Newsletter.

Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine: Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 30/1/2007. The Patent was presented to the Faculty by Norroy and Ulster King of Arms on 20 April 2007.

The Arms are blazoned Gules a Pall reversed Ermine between three Swords points upwards Argent hilts pommels quillons and each entwined by a Serpent Or. The Crest is On a Wreath Argent and Gules Issuing from a Circlet of alternate Fleurs de lys and Pomegranates a Serpent torqued erect Or holding in the mouth a Pair of Scales Or the dishes Argent. The Badge (not shown) is A Wheel Or surmounted by three Swords in pall reversed points outwards Argent hilts pommels quillons and each entwined by a Serpent Or.

College reference: Grants 172/139.

Welcome to the thirteenth edition of the College of Arms Newsletter.

Welcome to the twenty-ninth edition of the College of Arms Newsletter.

University of Lincoln

A grant of Arms, Crest, Badge and Supporters was made to the University of Lincoln by Letters Patent of Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms dated 12 May 2011. The Letters Patent recite the history of the university leading up to its establishment in 2001. The Patent was presented to the university at a ceremony on 18 June 2011 by Peter O'Donoghue, Bluemantle Pursuivant, in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant for Lincolnshire, Mr Antony Worth, at the inaugural meeting of the university's Court. College reference: Grants 175/270. The blazon is as follows:

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