The Union Jack

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Mai 2012



Known the world over as a symbol of the United Kingdom, the Union Jack is an intricate construction based on the crosses of St George, St Andrew and St Patrick. Nick Groom traces its long and fascinating past, from the development of the Royal Standard and seventeenth-century clashes over the precise balance of the English and Scottish elements of the first Union Jack to the modern controversies over the flag as a symbol of empire and its exploitation by ultra-rightwing political groups. The Union Jack is the first history of the icon used by everyone from the royalty to the military, pop stars and celebrities.


'Enterprising and challenging... engaging and interesting history - history as seen from a specific and highly appropriate vantage.' Peter Ackroyd, The Times 'Fascinating... works well as a potted history of Britain right back to the days when warriors carried dragon standards, and also as a pot pourri of useful trivia.' James Delingpole, Mail on Sunday 'Masterly.' Julia Keay, Literary Review
EAN: 9780857899316
Untertitel: The Story of the British Flag. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Atlantic Books
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2012
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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