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Hurtyback

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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2014, 08:00:14 PM »
The 3 lions are the emblem of the English FA, they go back many centuries as the emblem of English kings. I aqree, they have no place on the flag of St George.

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« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2014, 08:50:50 PM »
In medieval times there were just two lying-down lions.

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« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2014, 10:06:30 PM »
I suppose in a way the "Three Lion" FA badge on the Cross of St George is a little better than the "England" England flag.
Tony.

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« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2014, 01:54:43 AM »
In medieval times there were just two lying-down lions.


When Henry II married Eleanor of Aquitaine, in the 1100's, he added her leopard to his 2 on the royal standard.

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« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2014, 10:04:21 AM »
Good blog post, but loath though I am to use the 'f' word, what appears on the Union Flag is not the flag of Northern Ireland. It's St Patrick's Saltire, used in this context to symbolise Ireland as a whole. Northern Ireland didn't exist in 1801 when the Acts of Union came into effect, and St Patrick's Saltire was never an official symbol of Northern Ireland  ;-)

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« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2014, 10:44:43 AM »
Good blog post, but loath though I am to use the 'f' word, what appears on the Union Flag is not the flag of Northern Ireland. It's St Patrick's Saltire, used in this context to symbolise Ireland as a whole. Northern Ireland didn't exist in 1801 when the Acts of Union came into effect, and St Patrick's Saltire was never an official symbol of Northern Ireland  ;-)
While it seems Wales is invisible, or perhaps part of England on the UK flag (ducks to avoid crossfire >whistle<) - though some say the Welsh red dragon is simply hiding in the middle of the red St George cross.

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« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2014, 06:00:34 PM »
I wouldn't blame any Welsh person for getting a bit hacked off about that, Seegee!

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« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2014, 07:23:51 PM »
Thanks to the people on here I have corrected my med-fogged typing and removed the "Northern" from the blog.  However for them - the hand is alongside the dragon, on the red bit!
Tony.

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« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2014, 03:41:48 PM »
I got incensed by Sue Marsh's latest blog and reposted it - my first!  Read it but don't rejoice... yet!
Tony.

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« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2014, 04:14:28 PM »
Thanks Turtle >thumbsup<