The St. George’s Cross is the original flag of England. It was used in many crusades and was known as an emblem of England as early as 1277. After the adoption of the Union Jack most naval ships continued to fly this flag and was the flag flown on the Mayflower when it landed in Plymouth in 1620. Many explorers used the flag as well including Francis Drake, Sr., Humphrey Gilbert and Sir Walter Raleigh.
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