The National Flag of England
1194 A.D., Richard I of England introduced the Cross of St. George, a red cross on a white
ground, as the National Flag of England.
At this point in the story on the United Kingdom, England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland were separate countries. However, this was soon to change....
In 1536, under Henry VIII, an Act of Union was passed making Wales, in effect a province of England.
St George is the patron saint of England. Find out more....