LIVERPOOL, See of.
LIVERPOOL, See of. Argent, an eagle rising sable, beaked, legged and a glory round the head or, holding in the dexter claw an ancient inkhorn proper, a chief per pale azure and gules, charged on the dexter side with an open book or, inscribed in letters sable. " Thy word is truth," and on the sinister an ancient ship with three masts, sails furled also or.
[Granted, College of Arms 17th July 18S2. Grant printed "Hist. Soc. L. and C," xlii. 9 ]
The eagle holding the penner is the badge of St John the Evangelist, and appears on the ancient seal of the borough (not a liver).
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