The hugely impressive badge of Barnet F.C. is a design over 500 years in the making.

Across the badges of football clubs in England, you will see many with the red rose of Lancashire, or even with the white rose of Yorkshire… but seldom do the two meet on the same shield. But Barnet F.C. are a little different, showcasing both roses with two crossing swords. This is in fact a reference to the 1471 Battle of Barnet, a pivotal battle fought during the Wars of the Roses.

Completing the eye-catching crest is the bottom half. It may look like the setting for a game of Quidditch – but in fact it represents the green hill of High Barnet.

Barnet F.C. have long been known as ‘The Bees’, a nickname emphasised by the team’s orange-and-black home kit, and their home ground which is called The Hive Stadium. The nickname likely came from the presence of apiaries close to the club’s old ground, the Underhill Stadium, in the early 20th century.