St. George’s Flag

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The St. George’s Flag or the Cross of St. George is the official flag of England. The red cross on a white background is associated with Saint George since the time of the crusades.

The association of the red cross as an emblem of England can be traced back to the Middle Ages, and it was used as a component in the design of the Union Flag in 1606; however, the English flag has no official status within the United Kingdom. Since the 1990s it has been in increasingly wide use, particularly at national sporting events.

 

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