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What the UK flag means

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Flag of the United Kingdom

The flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland appeared as it is now, in 1801. It brings together the symbols of England, Scotland, Ireland and their three patron saints. Its formation is deeply rooted in the history of the country.

The British flag dates back to the 13th century, during the time of the Crusaders. It was at that time that a white flag with the red cross of St. George was hoisted on the masts of English ships, which medieval painters saw in the guise of a knight with a white shield crossed with a red cross.  

The famous English king Richard the Lionheart chose Saint George as his patron and began to equip his ships with flags depicting the colors of his shield. In 1277, this cross became the national symbol of England.

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