CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, Regius Professors.
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, Regius Professors. B>' a grant dated 13th November 1590, Robert Cooke, Clarenceux, granted " to the five ' readers' arms and crests which the said lecturers and professors might give and beare lawfully to them and their successors in like place and office for ever." This grant is printed in extcnso in the Genealogical Magazine, July iSg8, Voi. ii., p. 125. The original grant, which is still in the possession of the University of Cambridge, was exhibited at the Heraldic Exhibition in London in i>S94. The arms granted were as follows : — To the Phisicke Reader :
Azure, a fesse ermines, between three lozenges gold, on a chief gules, a lyon guardant gold marked in his syde with this letter M sable. Crest— On a wreath gold and azure, a Quinquangle silver called simbolum sanitatis. To the Lawe Reader :
Purple, a cross moline gold, on a chief gules, a lyon passant gardant gold marked on his side with this letter L sable. Crest — On a wreath purple and gold a bee volant gold. To the Divinity Reader :
Gules, on a cross ermine, between four doves silver, a book of the first leaves gold clasped, vested in the midst with this Greek letter Q (Theta) sable. Crest — On a wreath silver and gules, a dove volant silver with an olive branch vert in his beak. To the Hebrew Reader:
Silver, the Hebrew letter n (Tawe) sable, on a chief gules a lyon passant guardant gold marked in his syde with this letter H sable. Crest — On a wreath silver and sable a turtle dove azure. To the Greek Reader :
Party per chevron silver and sable, in the first these two Greek letters A (Alpha) and Q, (Omega) sable, and in the second a cicade or grasshopper silver, on a chief gules, a lyon passant guardant gold, marked in his side with this letter G sable. Crest — On a wreath silver and sable an owl silver, legs, beak and ears gold.
All the helmets are said to be manteled gules, doubled silver.
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