Arms of King George I

Coat of Arms of King George I (1714–27)

It was compulsory from the days of Charles II to display the coat of arms of the King or Queen. The coat of arms in St John’s Church, over the tower archway, is of King George I (1714–27).

Unusually, this coat of arms also shows King George’s German territories

  • White horse of Hanover
  • English lions
  • Scottish lions
  • Irish harp
  • Three fleur de lis – reminders of historic English claims to France (the fleur de lis were removed from the royal coat of arms only in 1801)


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