THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

accrington28 November ~ The amateur crest fancier might look at this and see a traditional, workaday badge with the usual armorial presence and heraldry standbys: the rampant lion, the gambolling deer. A closer examination by the iconography expert, however, reveals far greater treasures. Mental treasures. Not stuff you can make money from. The image in the middle of the shield is of a late medieval era box cabinet. This is the motif for St Ambrose of Le Havre, a minor saint recognised as the man who brought both Christianity and cutting-edge storage solutions to northern Europe. Read more

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