Monday, March 13, 2023

The Arms of Trinity College, Cambridge

Next up on our walkabout around Cambridge, England, we found the arms of Trinity College.

Trinity College (not to be confused with Trinity Hall, whose arms we will look at a little later) was founded in 1546 by uniting and enlarging two earlier foundations, Michaelhouse and King's Hall.

The arms of Trinity College were recorded in the 1575 Visitation of Robert Cooke, Clarenceux King of Arms, and as "arms as usual" in the 1648 herald's Visitation. However, no evidence has been found of their having been formally granted. 

The arms are blazoned: Argent a chevron between three roses gules barbed and seeded proper on a chief gules a lion passant guardant between two closed books or.

It's always fun for me to walk down a street and find different depictions of a coat of arms.

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