St Andrews Cross Flag
Giles church edinburgh and the queen of james ii we read painted on its field of azure the white cross of st.
St andrews cross flag. Andrew s cross on its flag is the scottish heritage of the south. Andrew s cross in white on a field of blue. Favorite add to.
Andrew s cross is not unique to the confederate battle flag. This diagonal cross is now used on the scottish flag the saltire. Andrew has been described variously as a proud emblem of southern heritage.
Andrew the crown and the. Records suggest scotland adopted st andrew as the patron saint by the year ad 1000. Andrew s cross a saltire also called saint andrew s cross or the crux decussata is a heraldic symbol in the form of a diagonal cross like the shape of the letter x in roman type the word comes from the middle french sautoir middle latin saltatoria stirrup.
75 and 76 the famous flag the historic blue blanket borne by the scots in the crusades was on its return deposited over the altar of st. The flag of scotland scottish gaelic. This diagonal cross is also known as a saltire.
In 1286 the seal of the guardians of scotland used to authenticate legal documents and communications had a representation of st andrew on his x shaped cross. Banner o scotland also known as st andrew s cross or the saltire consists of a white saltire defacing a blue field. The saint andrew s cross flag of scotland is one of the oldest national flags.
5 out of 5 stars 316 316 reviews 4 22. The cross itself dates to at least to 12th century. Fleming observed the flag could look like a white flag of truce if hanging still on a flag pole.
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