Dating back to the Crusades, this flag symbolized England at least as far back as 1277. On June 24, 1497, John Cabot planted it on the shore of present-day Labrador, making it the first flag to fly over mainland America. After the adoption of the Kings Colors Flag, this flag was still flown on the foremast of English merchant ships, with the Union flag on the mainmast (Scottish ships had the St. Andrew flag on the foremast). Hence, this flag flew over the Mayflower when it arrived at Plymouth Rock in 1620. Our historical flags are unsurpassed in quality and authenticity. This St. Georges Cross flag has 2 brass grommets on the left used for hanging.