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Oxford University - Brasenose College (England)

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[Flag of Brasenose College] image located by Jan Mertens, 22 November 2009
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Description of the flag

Two photos of the Brasenose College (Oxford University) flag – in this case, half-staffed - are linked to a Flickr photo (flag highlighted) by “seadipper” uploaded 9 Nov 2005 and at "This is Oxfordshire, 8 Aug 2008. The blazon is very well explained, step-by-step at :
Tierced in pale (quote): "argent a chevron sable between three roses gules seeded or barbed vert; or an escutcheon of the arms of the See of Lincoln (gules two lions of England in pale or on a chief azure Our Lady crowned seated on a tombstone issuant from the chief in her dexter arm the infant Jesus in her sinister arm a sceptre all or) ensigned with a mitre proper; quarterly first and fourth argent a chevron between three bugle horns stringed sable second and third argent a chevron between three crosses crosslet sable.”

Represented are William Smyth (?1460-1514), Bishop of Lincoln, co-founder; Diocese of Lincoln, where Oxford was situated then; and Sir Richard Sutton (died 1524)a co-founder. Brasenose, perhaps named after a doorknocker, was founded in 1509/12. In the image above, taken from the second link, it will be seen that the yellow field and the mitre have been removed, leaving the See of Lincoln’s arms proper so it is not quite the banner of arms.
Jan Mertens, 22 February 2009