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What is the England flag, when was the St George’s Cross first used and why is it red and white?

The famous red ... the flag over Downing Street, here's all you need to know about "dragon slayer" knight St George, and why the banner named after him is red and white. The Cross of St George, widely ... read more

What’s the story behind Saint George’s flag?

The English flag has an interesting history dating back to the Middle Ages (Picture: Getty) It is St ... one a red cross, England later switched to a red cross on white as a national symbol, though it ... read more

What would the union jack look like if the Scottish bit were removed?

Some 400 years ago when the crowns of England and Scotland were united, an argument raged about how the blue field and white saltire of St Andrew could be combined with the red cross ... when the flag ... read more

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British by design: the Union Jack and the flag of St George

The Union Jack and the St ... Now, in England, it has been superseded by the St George’s flag, which was rarely spotted until about 20 years ago, as the default symbol of nationalism. The St George’s ... read more


The Stories Behind 25 Flags You'll See in the Olympic Opening Ceremonies

The Malaysian flag features 14 horizontal lines alternating red and white to ... United Kingdom: St. George's Cross of England, St. Patrick's Cross of Ireland, and St. Andrew's Cross of Scotland. The ... read more

St David's Day is special occasion to celebrate Wales

It’s St David’s Day on March 1, when the people of Wales proudly celebrate the nation’s patron saint. But why and when do nations and people of the United Kingdom celebrate national days? Celebrated ... read more

Curious Questions: How can you tell if the Union Jack is upside down?

The first ... cross of St Patrick was added: a red saltire on a white background. Ever since, people have been flying the flag upside down at least as often as they do the right way up. Wales isn’t ... read more

The Sun calls on the Government to proudly fly English flag up and down Whitehall in support of England's World Cup campaign

As soon as the competition’s knock out games begin next week, we want the red and white emblem ... support the England team by flying the St George's cross. Click here to sign the petition. They are ... read more

So Barcelona are changing their badge – but what’s with the England flag anyway?

Barcelona have just updated the official club crest for the first time in 16 years ... who have incorporated the famous red cross upon a white background into their respective crests. AC Milan also ... read more

25 readers' designs for a new union jack

The dragon used to be the symbol of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex, which covered most of England and part ... "My union flag concept is a black background, the St David's Cross for Wales, the ... read more



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