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42 minutes ago, Stuntman_Mike said:

I always thought this was our official county flag? 

 

I'd vote for E too, but only because it's the best out of a bad bunch. 

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That's Leicestershire County Council's flag.

 

The guys behind Flag E have confirmed the foxes look weird because of Flag Institute rules.

 

https://www.facebook.com/LeicestershireFlag/

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10 minutes ago, DennisNedry said:

Voted for E, but none of them are great.

 

I think this kind of thing shouldn't be voted on by Joe Public though, get some local historians to design something fitting and with meaning.

I think a lot of historical consideration was given to this. 

 

https://britishcountyflags.com/2017/10/19/a-flag-for-leicestershire/

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2 hours ago, Jaspa said:

 

What's that supposed to be bottom right, a large intestine?

 

4 hours ago, foxile5 said:

What the **** is that on the bottom right? A bowel? 

It's a sleeve with an extra bit of fabric at the cuff, which people used to demonstrate wealth. Presumably a nod to our hosiery industry. 

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13 hours ago, foxile5 said:

What the **** is that on the bottom right? A bowel? 

 

11 hours ago, Jaspa said:

 

What's that supposed to be bottom right, a large intestine?

 

8 hours ago, Fktf said:

 

It's a sleeve with an extra bit of fabric at the cuff, which people used to demonstrate wealth. Presumably a nod to our hosiery industry. 

The cinquefoil was the seal of Robert de Beaumont (sometimes spelt Bellomont) who was the grandson of the first Earl of Leicester. It is suggested that the cinquefoil represents a five-petalled flower called the pimpernel, in a punning reference to his mother who was a Fitz-pernell.
He died in 1206 and the earldom passed to his sister's husband Simon de Montfort whose forked-tailed lion was described by the heralds in Anglo-French as, 'de gules ove un leon blank la cowe furchee'. The zig-zag divisions of the quarters also derive from Simon de Montfort who held the Honour of Hinkley in Leicestershire, the arms of which consisted of a shield parted palewise indented silver and red.
Simon de Montfort was killed at the battle of Evesham in 1265 after leading an initially successful revolt of the barons against King Henry III, who now conferred the earldom on his son Edmund who was also Earl of Lancaster. His grandson ultimately passed the title to John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, represented by the ermine ostrich feather. When John of Gaunt's son ascended the throne as Henry IV, the earldom was merged with the Crown.
The forked-tailed lion also represents Lord Robert Dudley who was created Earl of Leicester by Queen Elizabeth in 1564; though his lion was green on gold..
They appear to have run out of earls for the fourth quarter, and the sleeve comes from the arms of the Hastings family, Barons of Loughborough. 

 

Lord Hastings was executed by Richard III in 1483. His unfinished castle is in Kirby Muxloe. 

 

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/kirby-muxloe-castle/history-unfinished-castle/

 

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Partick Thistle adopted a new mascot a few years back that was weird looking and scary.  Against expectations, it has been an enormous success.

 

As such, the new flag should just be whatever the hell this is supposed to be:

 

 

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57 minutes ago, Spudulike said:

 

 

The cinquefoil was the seal of Robert de Beaumont (sometimes spelt Bellomont) who was the grandson of the first Earl of Leicester. It is suggested that the cinquefoil represents a five-petalled flower called the pimpernel, in a punning reference to his mother who was a Fitz-pernell.
He died in 1206 and the earldom passed to his sister's husband Simon de Montfort whose forked-tailed lion was described by the heralds in Anglo-French as, 'de gules ove un leon blank la cowe furchee'. The zig-zag divisions of the quarters also derive from Simon de Montfort who held the Honour of Hinkley in Leicestershire, the arms of which consisted of a shield parted palewise indented silver and red.
Simon de Montfort was killed at the battle of Evesham in 1265 after leading an initially successful revolt of the barons against King Henry III, who now conferred the earldom on his son Edmund who was also Earl of Lancaster. His grandson ultimately passed the title to John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, represented by the ermine ostrich feather. When John of Gaunt's son ascended the throne as Henry IV, the earldom was merged with the Crown.
The forked-tailed lion also represents Lord Robert Dudley who was created Earl of Leicester by Queen Elizabeth in 1564; though his lion was green on gold..
They appear to have run out of earls for the fourth quarter, and the sleeve comes from the arms of the Hastings family, Barons of Loughborough. 

 

Lord Hastings was executed by Richard III in 1483. His unfinished castle is in Kirby Muxloe. 

 

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/kirby-muxloe-castle/history-unfinished-castle/

 

 

Nice one - didn't know that. 

 

On the basis of the god awful foxes, I think I could only stomach seeing C as the official flag.

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