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Banners of English Saints

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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, St 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?

St. George

[Flag of England] by Vincent Morley

The St. George's flag is also the flag of England.

St. Edward

[Banner of St.Edward]

Plate 6 from Perrin (1922)

St. Edmund

[Banner of St. Edmund]

Plate 7 from Perrin (1922)

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