The decoration over the great gate of St John's, depicting the college arms supported by Yales, surrounded by Tudor and Beaufort symbols, and a host of marguerites and other flowers (a pun on the foundress' name, Margaret Beaufort).
A fine example of the ostentation of arms seen at St John's College in Cambridge. The arms of Lady Margaret Beaufort, foundress of the college is shown in the centre, with two replendent yales supporting the shield. The portcullis is the badge of Lady Margaret and the red rose is the Lancastrian badge and they are shown on a field of marguerites, a pun on her name.
The Beaufort Portcullis was a very important part of the representation of Henry VII and that of his descendants. Margaret Beaufort, his mother, is a descendant of the first duke of Lancester, John of Gaunt, who was the son of King Edward III.
Henry Fitzalan,19th Earl of Arundel was born on 23 April 1512.He was the son of William FitzAlan,18th Earl of Arundel and Anne Percy.He married, firstly,Catherine Grey,daughter of Thomas Grey,2nd Marquess of Dorset and Margaret Wotton,after 25 January 1524/25.He married,secondly,Mary Arundell,daughter of Sir John Arundell and Katharine Grenville,on 19 December 1545.He died on 24 February 1579/80 at age 67 at Arundel House,The Strand,London, England,without surviving male issue.
Saint Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle. In the main body of the Choir is one of the finest collections of heraldic art in the world. Above the stall of each knight is a banner, some of which have been passed down through many generations. Below each banner is a crest on top of a helm. A half drawn sword below the helm indicates the readiness of each member to defend his Sovereign and religion.