The Arms on Sir William's Tomb

These are the coats of arms on the top of the tomb of Sir William Paston (1528-1610) in North Walsham Church. Moving your pointer across the features on the image will provide further notes about the coats of arms, as researched by Norfolk historian and heraldic specialist Ron Fiske. We are following his conclusions to the many puzzles in the various shields.

Fiske, R.C., Sir William Paston's Tomb at North Walsham, pp. 5-18, Norfolk Heraldry - The Journal of the Norfolk Heraldry Society, Ed. J.I.Dent (1991)