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Flag of Norway: The mother of all flags

BY ALEX CROUCH Norway’s flag is by no means the oldest in the world, though having been designed in 1821 by MP Fredrik Meltzer (1779-1855), it is older than most. With proportions of 8:11 it certainly isn’t the largest. It isn’t unique in design either since all of Scandinavia (except Greenland) uses the iconic Nordic […]

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Flag of Wales: A blood-red dragon on a field of green

BY ALEX CROUCH Y Ddraig Goch (The Red Dragon) has officially been the flag of Wales since 1959, though the principality being represented by a dragon dates back to 830. The Red Dragon itself can be dated back to the Roman occupation of Britain or Arthurian Legend. Merlin prophesied of a battle between a red […]

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