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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
England Wales Scotland Northern Ireland
Each country in Britain has its own patron saint and floral emblem
England The Tudor rose is the national floral emblem of England. It symbolizes the end of the Wars of the Roses.
Thistle is a prickly-leaved purple flower which was first used in the 15th century as a symbol of defence. The thistle has been a Scottish symbol for more than 500 years. It was found on ancient coins and coats of arms. Scotland The national flower of Scotland is the thistle
The national flower of Wales is the daffodil, which is traditionally worn on St. David’s Day. Wales
The national flower of Northern Ireland is the shamrock, a three-leaved plant similar to clover. It is a symbol of trinity Northern Ireland
The United Kingdom flag was officially adopted on January 1, 1801. the Union Jack
The flag of the UK is a combination of the flags of England (the cross of St. George), Scotland (the cross of St. Andrew), and Ireland (the cross of St. Patrick).
the Union Jack
Dating to the 12th century, the historic cross of St. Andrew was first hoisted in 1512. Also known as the Saltire, it is one of the oldest country flags. The Saltire is a flag with a diagonal cross whose arms extend to the corners of the flag The flag of Scotland - St Andrew’s Cross
The flag of Ireland - St Patrick Cross The flag of England - St George’s Cross
Royal Banner of the King or Queen of the United Kingdom Today.
The Royal Banner of England
Scottish Royal banner The Royal Flag of Scotland, or Rampart Lion, features a traditional red lion on a gold field. It is widely used as a second national flag.
The gold harp David's Harp was the National Banner of Ireland for Many Centuries
The Welsh flag This flag was officially adopted in 1959, but the red dragon (possibly Roman in origin) has been associated with Wales for many centuries. The green and white background stripes represent the House of Tudor, a Welsh dynasty that once held the English throne.
UK Royal Coat-of-Arms
In The Royal Seal we see the Lions, and the Unicorn. The Harp of David, and the standing Red Lion. Lions with royal crowns. The words: "DIEU ET MON DROIT" which are Latin and mean: "God And My Right"
Unofficial Coat of Arms The "Three Lions" is the unofficial crest of England and was first used by Richard I (Richard the Lionheart) in the late 12th century.
Other British symbols
Tartan Tartans are an internationally recognized symbol of Scotland. Highlanders wore clothes with distinctive striped or checked patterns, and the growth of clan and family tartans became popular in the mid-18th century
Resources http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/flags/colors/black.shtml http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/index.htm
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