One of the key attributes of the British capital - London flag

St. George is the patron saint of many cities and countries.The list consists of Moscow, England, Georgia, Aragon, Barcelona, ​​Genoa.In the UK, it is not only the patron state (officially recognized in 1344), under his tutelage is heavenly and the capital - London.

right capital at its state attributes

Not all, but most of the capitals, especially developed countries, have their own attributes power - the flag or emblem, or both together.Very often the major cities are separate territorial unit with its own government, law enforcement, with its logo, which is displayed any dominant city.Two characters is the capital of Great Britain London - emblem and flag.Proper power are attributes of capital at the international level.State symbols can be as symbols of the dominant religion in its territory, and something else, fundamental for the city and its history.Christianity in the trappings of power of the state or its capital, as a rule, shows a cross.

The history of the flag

London flag borrowed

from the old historic district of the city - City, built on the basis of the oldest (43 th year - the era of the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius) city Londinium.The city then had great importance: in 100, the year it became the capital of Roman Britain.There are allegations that it was built on the foundations of an ancient civilization.

Britain - a Christian country, and the image of the flag of the cross on her natural and symbolic, as in the banner of London.Featured here is a revered saint George, who as the commander had his banner (underneath all the Crusaders fought it - a symbol of knightly valor): the Red Cross, the center of which is in the middle of a bright white cloth.

semantic load banner

Flag London allover knight flag, except that the edges coincide with the Cross of St. George banner of the edges and on the top left, next to the shaft, is a red sword.Banner of the very old, the symbolism has not changed for centuries.And it is obvious that the sword point directed upwards, speaks not only of valor, but also of justice.City Area crucial role (not to mention the fact that he is a world-class financial center) highlights the fact that his aboriginal banner around the world is presented as a flag of London.There is a theory that this banner invented by Pope Urban II specifically for knights, traveling in the I Crusade in 1096.Military Glory flag of St. George and added Welsh battle, where in 1275 it was used as symbols - horses, knights were covered with blankets, repeats the banner.

main imperious attribute London

Coat the British capital carries the same meaning as the previous attribute.The same was said and the motto, written on the tape at the bottom of the heraldic subject.Domine dirige nos - the ancient Latin saying translated as "Lord, guide us" - the motto of the Knights of Britain.Approval of a coat of arms was in 1380, but its basis of its symbolic figure rooted in Anglo-Saxon war V-IX centuries in the early Middle Ages.

Under these St. George banner of British ships in 1179 went to the south to conquer Palestine.

country's history, as reflected in the coat of arms

central part of the emblem takes the flag in London, fully covering the field knight shield, which the two sides hold mythological monsters.Dragons have always been associated in the Western world view with the "universal evil" and cruelty.
Ancient Britons linked them with Saxon invaders, which symbolizes the victory over the Cross of St. George bright red scattered wings of a dragon.Colours London Emblem strict - red color on a white or silver background.Hence the national importance of red color - it stained buses and phone booths, clothing Lord Mayor of the City is also red.

crown in the upper part of the main symbols of the capital underlines the device monarchical England and continuity of traditions.

Daily use of symbolism banner of

London flag as an emblem used very often, because his presence makes the popular thing.It is applied to absolutely everything - clothes, furniture, interiors, furniture decorate it, it is a place in the breakdown of parks and gardens, floral and confectionery art also give him a tribute.This love of the English for their banners (in the national flag of England in the heart is still the same red cross that divides the canvas into four equal parts) is explained not only by St. George is the patron saint and England, and London.In many statements, the Great Martyr comes originally from ancient Britain, and therefore is a British national.Flag of London (photo) has an interesting and rich history of its formation as a symbol of valor.