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Perrin (1922), wrote in "British Flags", page 40.
"When the Prayer Book was revised under Edward VI (1547-1553), the festival of
St George was abolished, with many others. Under the influence of the
Reformation the banners of his former rivals,
Edward and St Edmund, together with all
other religious flags in public use, except that of St George, entirely
disappeared, and their place was taken by banners containing royal badges."
David Prothero, 3 July 2002
The questions arises, who were these saints, and what were their flags?
by Vincent Morley
The St. George's flag is also the flag of England.
Plate 6 from Perrin (1922)
Plate 7 from Perrin (1922)