History Of Union Jack Flag
Created in 12th of April 1606, the British flag which is called the Union Jack is a transnational flag full of historical significance. James I of England, James VI of Scotland coined the Union Flag to unite his two Kingdoms. The Union Flag, created by James continued in use as a purely symbolic banner until 1707. The flag was called Jack out of respect for King James, which name in French is Jacques, in Latin Jacobus, and in Hebrew Jacob, which appears to be something more than a mere coincidence in view of our claim to be the literal descendants of Jacob.
The Union Jack which is also called Union Flag, incorporates the national symbols of three different countries England (the cross of St. George), Scotland (the cross of St. Andrew), and soon later Ireland (the cross of St. Patrick), a flag that symbolizes liberty, equality, and justice. The Union Jack itself emphasizes the very nature of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as a union of nations. In the declaration of issuance of the new flag, James stipulated that all ships of both English and Scottish registry were to fly this flag from atop their mainmasts.
The England’s flag is a simple red cross fully imposed upon a plain white field, this being the emblem of St. George, England's patron saint. Scotland’s national flag consisted of a diagonal, or X-shaped, white cross, fully imposed upon a medium blue field. This was the emblem of St. Andrew, Scotland's patron saint. When Ireland became a part of Great Britain, the Union Flag was redesigned to include the Cross of St. Patrick (red, diagonal), the patron saint of Ireland. Ireland was united with Great Britain and the cross of St Patrick was combined with the Union Flag of St George and St Andrew and the Union Jack was augmented and redesigned in 1st of January 1801 when Ireland became part of The United Kingdom. It is in this form that the British flag exists at present.
On the other hand, the cross-arm blessing of Jacob (Israel) to his two grandsons influenced the Christianity in United Kingdom. When Joseph (Son of Jacob) took his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim and had them kneel close to Jacob and positioned his sons the way he thought they should be blessed (the right hand being the more favored position of the firstborn). But then Jacob reached out his right hand and put it on Ephraim’s head, though he was the younger, and deliberately crossing his arms, he put his left hand on Manasseh’s head. As for Christians, the way Jacob blessed his grandsons with his arm crossed, means a true persevering faith knows that God will often choose the least in order to do the greatest. Later the name Jacob, or Jack, is ascribed to the flag of his descendants.
Nowadays, the history and meaning behind this flag has been adopted in fashion and styles by many artists and designers and the clever use of the icon continues into transport many themes. It has been widely used in furniture and Locus Habitat has gorgeous designs of Union Jack incorporated in chesterfield sofa, a very clever idea of furniture art and history, a vintage and historical fusion designed for comfort and remembrance.