Martyrs Memorial L.O.L.No. 213 Oxford
Oxford Coat of Arms
The coat of arms of Oxford shows an ox fording the River Thames. It has bearers that represent two members of the court of Elizabeth I who spent a week at Christ Church in 1566, namely:
The leopard on top, which is dotted with blue fleur de lys, was a unique crest granted to the city by Queen Elizabeth I. It wears the royal crown and holds the Tudor Rose in its paws.
The Latin motto "Fortis est Veritas" means "The truth is strong".