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British Union Flags

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Our British Union Flags are constructed of durable nylon fabric for long-lasting color outdoors. Finished with a heavy-duty canvas heading, solid brass grommets, and four rows of reinforced stitching on the fly end, our flags withstand the most extreme weather conditions. 100% Made in U.S.A.

For centuries the flag of England was the red cross of St. George on a white field, while the flag of Scotland was the white cross of St. Andrew on a blue field. In 1603, England and Scotland, after many years of warfare, united under King James I, and it became necessary to devise a flag to represent that union. This was done in 1606 by blending the two crosses together. The Scottish flag was retained as the background for the new banner with the cross of St. George superimposed on it. To retain a semblance of the white field of the English flag, the red cross of St. George was mounted on a strip of white which extends out and beyond the borders of the cross.

The new flag was called the King’s Colors or the Grand Union Flag. It is the banner under which the English colonization of America was effected, and remained the flag of the colonists for more than 100 years.

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