The Red Dragon – The Story of the Welsh Flag
Sion Jobbins Other books by Sion Jobbins
The Welsh Red Dragon is the most strinking and memorable of all national flags. But where did it come from? Celtic mythology? The Roman legions? Was it flown at the Battle of Bosworth and on the Mimosa ship that sailed to Patagonia? And why did it take until 1959 for it to be officially recognised? Read the full story in this fascinating book - and learn some Welsh history as well!
"This fascinating little volume is all about Welsh pride exemplified by our national flag. The Red Dragon is accepted as the most memorable of all national flags. But where did it come from? Involving himself in some detailed detective work, the author reveals all. The Red Dragon survived two world wars. It became the subject of a symbolic protest at the Eagle's Tower at Caernarfon Castle in 1932, when the Union Jack was taken down and the Red Dragon raised in its place. Then, on 23 February 1959, it became, at last, the national flag of Wales. As the author exhorts us, we should 'fly it high and fly it often'." - Lyn Ebenezer, Gwales