BEDFORD, County of.
BEDFORD, County of. Has no armorial bearings. Upon a coloured sheet of the
" Arms of the Counties of England and Wales," which has been published, a kind of travesty upon the seal of the town of Bedford is given, namely, argent, an eagle displayed with wings inverted and surmounted upon the breast with a quadrangular castle gules. It is of course of no authority. The seal of the County Council, however, shows the following arms, apparently invented therefor, namely, argent, on a mount, a tree, in base water all proper, on a chief azure, a plough of the second, between on the dexter side a garb or, and on the sinister a pair of cloth shears also proper.
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