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Andreas Roseneder Gilbert meets George oil on canvas, 220 x 120 cm, 2011
the cover-biker of The Triumph Tridays 2011 has found two new companions on tour!
Andreas Roseneder The Triumph Tridays 2011 UnderCover Cover oil on canvas, 220 x 210 cm, 2011
“By the King: Whereas, some differences hath arisen between Our subjects of South and North Britaine travelling by Seas, about the bearing of their Flagges: For the avoiding of all contentions hereafter. We have, with the advice of our Council, ordered: That from henceforth all our Subjects of this Isle and Kingdome of Great Britaine, and all our members thereof, shall beare in their main-toppe the Red Crosse commonly called St George´s Crosse and the White Crosse, commonly called St. Andrew’s Crosse, joyned together according to the forme made by our heralods and sent by Us to our Admerall to be published to our Subjects: and in their fore-toppe our Subjects of South Britaine shall weare the Red Crosse onely as they were wont, and our Subjects of North Britaine in their fore-toppe the White Crosse onely as they were accustomed.”
King James I, 1603
cit.: Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles (1904 ). The Art of Heraldry: An Encyclopaedia of Armory. London: Bloomsbury Books. p. 39
Like other countries with St George as a patron, the English frequently used St George’s cross as their flag.
During the first Crusade, the Pope decided that knights of different nationalities should be distinguished by different colours of cross. French knights were allocated the red cross on white. English knights complained about this, since they considered this to be “their” St George’s cross
Andrew´s profiled trousers´ back after cross-riding the bridgestone battlax bike tires for George
The countdown is on…