Suffolk Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms for Suffolk

The main charge in the arms is the sun rising over the sea. Suffolk is the most easterly County in England and thus the first to see the sun rise. The sun also refers to a poem by Michael Drayton, written in 1627, and was also used as the badge of Suffolk at the battle of Agincourt. The open crowns and crossed arrows refer to Bury St. Edmunds. The crest features a Viking dragon ship, symbolising the Norse associations of the County.

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