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Cambridge University - Queens' College (England)

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[Flag of Queen's College] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 4 September 2009
Co-credit to Arnaud Leroy, Wikimedia user Lupin, and Pierre Gay; image based on this photo, located by Jan Mertens, 22 July 2008 at, and on the College coat of arms as shown at    
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Description of the flag

Queens' College, Cambridge University (GB), photos by Sarah Grice and "robep", respectively show the flag is a banner of arms and The official site at includes a blazon of the arms at
"These arms are those of the first foundress Queen, Margaret of Anjou, which she derived from those of her father René, Duke of Anjou, with the addition of a green border for the College. The six quarters of these arms represent the six lordships (either actual or titular) which he claimed. Quarterly of six:

  1. Barry of eight argent and gules (for Hungary);
  2. Azure semy of fleurs-de-lis or, a label of three points gules (for Anjou Ancient or Naples);
  3. Argent, a cross potent between four crosses crosslet potent or (for Jerusalem);
  4. Azure semy of fleurs-de-lis or, a bordure gules (for Anjou Modern);
  5. Azure semy of crosses crosslet fitchy, two barbels haurient addorsed or (for Bar);
  6. Or, on a bend gules three alerions displayed argent (for Lorraine);
    all within a bordure vert."
(Margaret's father is known to the French as "le bon Roi René" - I'm afraid most of his titles, including the royal ones, were very nominal indeed. The impressive shield is make-believe.)
An old rendering can be seen at
Jan Mertens, 22 July 2008

The arms this flag is a banner of are: marshalled of two pales and one fess (?) and a bordure Vert. The I is barruly Gules and Argent. The II is Azure semy of fleurs de lis Or a lambel Gules. The III is Argent a cross crosslet potent Or. The IV is Azure semy of fleurs de lis Or a bordure Gules. The V is Azure semy of crosses pomelly two fish hauriant (or hands?) adossy Or. The VI is Or on a bend Gules three eagles Argent.
António Martins-Tuválkin
, 4 September 2009