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).
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.
The eight Royal Beasts in the Tudor Garden have been painted (and gilded) with the correct heraldic colours of the period. The heraldic Panther is generally shown as “incensed”, with flames coming from its mouth and ears, which represents its fragrant breath. The flames induce all other animals to approach it; the Dragon alone retreats. The Panther is also usually shown with red and blue spots although there are early examples which are spotted with red, blue and gold.