Saint Edmund's blue shield bearing two gold arrows passing through a gold crown combined with the red cross of Saint George
The flag of Suffolk, (also known as Saint Edmund's Flag), is a modern proposal for a county flag for the English county of Suffolk, designed by Bill Bulstrode. The flag bears a shield of the arms attributed to Saint Edmund the Martyr on a Cross of Saint George.
The flag originated with a campaign initiated by local Suffolk media to replace Saint George as England's patron saint, with Saint Edmund, a one time King of East Anglia. Accordingly, Bill Bulstrode, a local flag seller, lent support to this campaign by designing a flag to represent Saint Edmund and after some research decided that an appropriate move would be to combine Saint Edmund's blue shield bearing two gold arrows passing through a gold crown, with the red cross of Saint George. The blue shield (the colour of the Swedish flag) represents the Anglo-Scandinavian heritage of East Anglia. Originally designed with a triple pointed shield, after consultation with the Suffolk heraldry Society, the flag was modified to feature the more commonly seen heater shield shape.