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Cambridge University Shield - embossed.

The arms of the University of Cambridge granted in 1573 by Robert Cooke, Clarenceux King of Arms and a graduate of St. John's College.

The blazon is:

"Gules, a cross ermine between four lions passant gardant or, and on the cross a closed book fessways gules clasped and garnished gold, the clasps downward"

The original blazon read: "Gules sur ung croix dermines entre quatre Lions passant d'or Livre de gules"

This is the embossed version. It is licensed it under the GFDL.


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For other versions of this crest on wikipedia see:

  • The embossed version. It is also under the GFDL
  • This work is a derivative work of Lupin's version which is also under the GNU-FDL. (I prefer mine)

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