The Flag of St. Alban

Flag of St. Alban

Flag of St. Alban

The flag of St. Alban is a yellow saltire on a blue field. The flag is flown over the city and cathedral of St. Albans in Hertfordshire, England. The golden saltire represents the first English martyr St. Alban, a Romano-British soldier. The traditional arms of St Albans derive from St. Alban being the first British martyr, hence the cross. It is diagonal as he was not crucified, but beheaded. Hence he was entitled to the cross of martyrdom, but not in the usual form. These arms were assigned to St Alban along with those assigned to many other early Christian saints and figures.

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