Isle of Wight Arms

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The arms of the Isle of Wight were granted in 1938, with the inscription:

ALL THIS BEAUTY IS OF GOD

the shield detail is used on the Flag

At the centre of the shield is Carisbrooke Castle the historical seat of many former governors of the island. The blue field and gold anchors represent the island status and maritime history

The crest is a gold mural crown, typical of many English county arms. In the case of the Isle of Wight, three blue anchors have been added.

The supporters, both rampant, are a horse and heraldic seahorse, respectively for the agricultural and seafaring traditions known on the Isle of Wight. The white colour of these animals mirrors the use of a white horse on arms of Kent. This recalls the links with the ancient Kingdom, as both areas were settled predominantly by tribes of Jutes from the 5th century onwards.

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