Richard III Flag
Posted by andy on the 1st January 1970 at 10:38
You've seen the skull, now see his personal Flag.
We have made many Richard III Flags here at Flying Colours Flagmakers in the past , for museums, Art Galleries and Flag collectors.
Details are a little sketchy and documentation and manuscripts seem to vary but in essence the flag is known as The Personal Standard of Richard III, which is a swallow tailed pennant containing a cross of St George at the hoist end, the main flag is divided in two bars of colour, blue over red with a large white boar and three white roses of York. Towards the swallow tail fly end there is some decorative mantling. The flag is then edged with a border of red and blue.
Actual colours seem to vary as the quality of dye used in those days was not very good. We depict our flag using a blood red colour rather than a bright red.