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.

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.

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