Behind the Flag: Symbol of England

Do you know what the England’s flag looks like? It’s basically a white rectangle with two red bars intersecting in a cross formation. But what do the colors and symbols stand for? Let’s look into the history of this country’s banner.
To reiterate, the basic look of the English flag is a fully white rectangle with a red cross shape in the middle separating it into 4 equal parts. The white parts represent peace while the red cross is supposed to represent bravery and hardiness. Because England exists as one of the states in the United Kingdom and so is still included under the banner of the Union Jack. While the England flag does exist, it is not used in a political way and is instead used during sporting events wherein the states are often pitted against one another.
While we have discussed the colors, we haven’t talked about the symbolism for the eye-catching cross in the middle. Does that intersection even mean anything? Based on history, there is. It is meant to represent the cross of St. George, a symbol in medieval times of the ‘warrior saint’. This, of course, is based off the famous legend of the same George who slayed the dragon who was terrorizing a village and a beautiful princess sacrifice.
This same cross was used as a symbol of identification in the English army during the reign of Edward I. Since then, the striking visual of a red cross on a pure white cloth has become quite the respected sign within the country.