History of the St George flag
St George flag: This is a brief history of the flag, it origins and why it was chosen to represent the country.
The St George Flag
How does the English flag look? It’s a red horizontal and vertical cross against a white background, seemingly more associated with hospitals today than in a country. Some people from outside the United Kingdom tend to associate England with the Union Jack. It is not, however, the flag of England.
Why is that? Because England is no longer an official country – it became a devolved nation in the United Kingdom in 1707. It followed the Union Act – where the kingdoms of Scotland and England became one. The combining of countries created a new flag and a new global identity.
Today English flags are still commonly used. As England still competes in popular sports such as football, rugby, and cricket. A devolved nation – the flag flies high in sporting events and continues to have historical significance. The lifespan of the English flag is quite intriguing.