Why is the Union Flag called Jack?

Find out more about the national flag of the United Kingdom

Stars Insider

07/12/22 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE United kingdom

The Union Jack is one of the most recognized flags in the world. The national flag of the United Kingdom and also known as the Union Flag, its origins can be traced back to the early 1600s. But what does its distinctive red, white, and blue design mean? And where does the name Jack come from?

Click through and unfurl the history behind the UK's national flag.

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