By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
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King James I Orders New British Flag

King James I Orders New British Flag

Story Reference Date: 01/01/1606

Roger was about 4 when in 1606 King James I gave orders for a British flag to be created which bore the combined crosses of St George and of St Andrew. The result was the Union Jack flag created to celebrate the coming together of the Scotland and England crowns. The previous Cross of Saint George flag was exhibited for four centuries!

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