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Three white seaxes (short Saxon swords) on a red field were the arms ascribed in the later mediaeval period to the ancient Saxon kingdom of Essex. This emblem has been associated with the county for centuries and long before the establishment of local government. The … Continue reading

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The same seaxes as used in Essex were also used in Middlesex which originally formed part of the early Essex kingdom. In 1910 the addition of a Saxon crown, from the College of Arms, gave a distinct set of arms to Middlesex County Council. With the demise of … Continue reading

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