Undergraduate Honors Theses

Thesis Defended

Spring 2017

Document Type

Thesis

Type of Thesis

Departmental Honors

Department

History

First Advisor

Matthew Gerber

Second Advisor

David Glimp

Third Advisor

John Willis

Abstract

This paper asserts that the Union Flag was not a national flag but a heraldic device of James I. The Union Flag represented James I and his experiment in union, and not a British nation. The Union Flag was not a national flag in 1606, but a new version of the royal arms. At this time, Britain was simply the creation of heritage and the politics that surrounded it. King James I was for all intents and purposes Britain.

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