The national symbols of England

The national symbols of England represents England and the English culture. For instance are some of the symbols the national flag, the national animal, the national tree and the national food.

The national flag of England, also known as St George’s Cross, has been England’s national flag since the 13th century.

A red cross acted as a symbol for many Crusaders in the 12th and 13th centuries. It became associated with Saint George, along with countries and cities, which claimed him as their patron saint and used his cross as a banner.

Fish and chips has been a recognisable cultural and culinary symbol of England since the mid-19th century and is unofficial the national dish of England.

Tea is a national symbol of England and in 2006, a government-sponsored survey confirmed that a cup of tea constituted a national symbol of England. Therefore would some people said that a cup of tea is the national drink of England.

The barbary lion is the national animal of England. In the middle ages, the lions kept in the menagerie at the Tower of London were Barbary lions. The lion is used as a symbol of English sporting teams, such as the England national Cricket Team.