The Flag Of Three Saints

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Here is the final board in the new “St Patrick” set on Tates Avenue (and a wide shot of them all, below). This one explains the composition of the Union flag as a combination of the saltire of Saint Andrew of Scotland, the cross of Saint George of England, and the saltire of Saint Patrick of Ireland. As the text notes, the saltire is much later than the saint: “The association with Saint Patrick dates from the 1780s, when the Order of Saint Patrick adopted it as an emblem. This was a chivalric order established in 1783 by George III. It is often suggested that it derives from the arms of the powerful FitzGerald dynasty [which dates to the 12th century].”
The text oddly ends: “The saltire has occasionally served unofficially to represent Northern Ireland and [has] been considered less contentious than other flags flown there.
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Copyright © 2016 Extramural Activity
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Copyright © 2016 Extramural Activity
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