St George Flag of England T Shirt Youth Small
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The red cross was introduced to England by the late 13th century, but not as a flag, and not at the time associated with Saint George. It was worn by English soldiers as an identification from the early years of the reign of Edward I (1270s), and perhaps originated a few years earlier.
Saint George rose to the position of “patron saint of England” in a process beginning in 1348 with the foundation of the Order of the Garter and culminating with the abolition of all saint’s banners except for the St. George’s banner in 1552. From 1348 and throughout the 15th century, the St. George’s Cross was shown in the hoist of the Royal Standards of the Plantagenet kings of England.
The Flag of Saint George remained the official flag of England until the adoption of the Union Jack with the Acts of Union in 1707. The flag of St George has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity since the late 20th century, partly due to football-inspired nationalism, and also in response to the devolution movements in Scotland and Wales.