Why Are So Many Flags Red, White and Blue? (Part One)

17 Oct

One of the oldest flags in existence, the Dutch flag is also one of the most influential – providing a wealth of insight. In the sixteenth century William I, prince of Orange led the Dutch independence movement against the Spanish. His livery of orange, white and blue was worn by his troops at the siege of Leiden and quickly became the chosen colours of the Dutch nationalist movement.

So comments Daryl Worthington amidst his first post at NewHistorian exploring the history of red, white, and blue coloring in national flags: Why Are So Many Flags Red, White and Blue? (Part One)

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