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Brewer's: Union Jack

The national banner of Great Britain and Ireland. It consists of three united crosses- that of St. George for England, the saltire of St. Andrew for Scotland, and the cross of St. Patrick…

George, Saint

(Encyclopedia) George, Saint, 4th cent.?, perhaps a soldier in the imperial army who died for the faith in Asia Minor. His life is cloaked in legends; Gibbon's identification of him with George…

The South African Flag

The Question: What are the three smaller flags on the old South African flag? The Answer: The old South African flag of which you are…

flag

(Encyclopedia) flag, piece of cloth, usually bunting or similar light material, plain, colored, or bearing a device, varying in size and shape, but often oblong or square, used as an ensign, standard…

History of the American Flag

According to popular legend, the first American flag was made by Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress who was acquainted with George Washington, leader of the Continental Army, and other…

Brewer's: St. George's Cross

in heraldry, is a Greek cross gules upon a field argent. The field is represented in the Union Jack by a narrow fimbriation. It is the distinguishing badge of the British navy. St. George…

Brewer's: Unigenitus

(Latin, The Only-Begotten). A Papal bull, so called from its opening sentence, “Ungenitus Dei Filius. ” It was issued in condemnation of Quesnel's Réflexions Morales, which favoured…

Brewer's: Union Rose

(The). The York and Lancaster, the petals of which are white and red; the white representing the white rose of the House of York, and the red representing the red rose of the House of…

Flags From Around the World

Cite */ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ Despite the use of "the red, white, and blue" to refer to the U.S. flag, those are the most common colors among all flags.The oldest national flag still in use…

Brewer's: American Flag

The American Congress resolved (June 14, 1777), that the flag of the United States should have thirteen stripes, alternately red and white, to represent the thirteen States of the Union,…