This is a really cool flag. It’s the family crests of the two most influential ruling families in the founding times of Maryland. I really struggled deciding whether or not I had to change this one. Eventually, I came to the conclusion that it was good, but too busy, and I can do better.
I thought it was silly to just checker both of their seals, combining them seems so much more symbolic of the two families coming together to build this state. Maintaining 3 of the four colors, and the diagonal bar that sticks out in their current flag, I tried to simplify the rest.