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Symbols of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Stakheev Konstantin9th form Flag of the UK is called Union flag or “Union Jack”Symbols of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland National PersonificationBrittania StatueBritannia is an ancient term for Great Britain , and also a female personification of the island. The name is Latin, originally designated a collection of islands with individual names, including Albion or Great Britain. LionBulldogNational Animals Coat of Arms of the United KingdomThe Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom is the official coat of arms of the British monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II. These arms are used by the Queen in her official capacity as monarch of the United Kingdom, and are officially known as her Arms of Dominion. National flag of England (Saint George’s cross) Saint George (c. 275/281 – 23 April 303) was, according to tradition, a Roman soldier. His memorial is celebrated on 23 April, and he is regarded as one of the most prominent military saints.Patron SaintSaint George It takes its name from Tudor dynasty. It is a symbol of beefeaters and yeomen. National flower of EnglandTudor’s rose It traditionally symbolises bravery, valour, strength, and royalty, since traditionally, it is regarded as the king of beasts.National animal of EnglandLion The Coats of Arms is symbolises England and its monarchs. This coat, designed in the High Middle Ages, has been variously combined with those of France, Scotland, Ireland, according to dynastic and other political changes affecting England, but has not itself been altered since the reign of Richard I.Coats of Arms of England National flag of England (Saint Andrew’s cross) Saint Andrew ( from the early 1st century—mid to late 1st century AD), is a Christian apostle and the brother of Saint Peter. He was a fisherman. Later he was the founder and the first Bishop of the Church of Byzantium.Patron SaintSaint Andrew According to the legend a sleeping party of Scots warriors were saved from ambush by an invading Norse army when one of the attackers trod on a thistle with his bare feet. His cries raised the alarm, the roused Scots duly defeated the invaders, and the thistle was adopted as the symbol of Scotland. Unfortunately, there is no historical evidence for this, but Scots, like other nations, love a good story.National flower of Scotland Thistle Although the Unicorn is the mythical creature it is also a popular Scottish heraldic symbol, Unicorns have been associated with Royalty and heraldry since at least the time of the Romans. It symbolizes innocence and purity, healing powers, joy and even life itself. National animal of ScotlandUnicorn The Royal Coat of Arms of Scotland was the official coat of arms of the monarchs of Scotland, and was used as the official coat of arms of the Kingdom of Scotland until 1707.Coats of Arms of Scotland National flag of Wales (The Red Dragon) Saint David (c. 500–589) was a Welsh Bishop He found monastic settlements and churches. It is claimed that David lived for over 100 years, and he died on a Tuesday 1 March (now St David’s Day).Patron SaintSaint David The daffodil is the national flowers of Wales, and is worn on St David' s Day each 1 March. The vegetable called leek is also considered to be a traditional emblem of Wales. There are many explanations of how the leek came to be adopted as the national emblem of Wales. One is that St David advised the Welsh, on the eve of battle with the Saxons, to wear leeks in their caps to distinguish friend from foe. National flowers of WalesDaffodil and Leek The Red Dragon is a popular Welsh symbol. The oldest recorded use of the dragon to symbolise Wales is from the Historia Brittonum, written around 820. This myth of Red Dragon is originated Merlin’s vision of a Red (The Native Britons) and a White (The Saxon Invaders) dragon battling, with the red dragon being victorious. Following the annexation of Wales by England, the red dragon was used as a supporter in the English monarch's coat of arms.National animal of ScotlandRed Dragon The current Badge of wales was approved in May 2008. It is based on the arms borne by Llywelyn the Great, the famous thirteenth-century Welsh prince. The motto which appears on the scroll, PLEIDIOL WYF I'M GWLAD (I am true to my country), is taken from the National Anthem of Wales. Royal Badge of Wales There is no official National flag of Northern Ireland or any unofficial flag universally supported in Northern Ireland. National flag of Northern Ireland Saint Patrick (ca. 387 – 17 March, 493 or ca. 460). When he was about 16, he was captured from his home by Irish raiders and taken as a slave to Ireland, where he lived for six years before escaping and returning to his family. After entering the Church, he returned to Ireland as a bishop, but little is known about the places where he worked. By the seventh century, he had come to be revered as the patron saint of Ireland.Patron SaintSaint Patrick The Shamrock, a three-leafed plant similar to a clover, which is an unofficial symbol of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Shamrocks are said to bring good luck. This flower is related to an Irish tale of St. Patrick, which tells of how Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Trinity. His followers adopted the custom of wearing a Shamrock on his feast day.National flower of WalesShamrock