blue field with the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England) edged in white superimposed on the diagonal red cross of Saint Patrick (patron saint of Ireland), which is superimposed on the diagonal white cross of Saint Andrew (patron saint of Scotland); properly known as the Union Flag, but commonly called the Union Jack; the design and colors (especially the Blue Ensign) have been the basis for a number of other flags including other Commonwealth countries and their constituent states or provinces, and British overseas territories Ruins of St.
Mary's Abbey in the garden adjoining the Yorkshire Museum in York.
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Bootham Bar has some of the oldest surviving stonework - dating to the 11th century A. It was built almost exactly on the site of the northwestern gate of Eboracum, the Roman settlement that evolved into York.
This view, taken from Exhibition Square, shows York Minster, the city's famous cathedral, in the background.The former Benedictine abbey was the richest in northern England; it was destroyed on orders of Henry VIII during the "Dissolution of the Monasteries" in the 16th century.The Merchant Adventurers' Hall was one of the most important buildings in medieval York.HMS Victory, Lord Nelson's flagship from the Battle of Trafalgar, in drydock at the historic dockyards area of Portsmouth Harbor, England.She is the world's oldest naval ship still in commission and carries 104 guns.Replacement stonework is fashioned in a special stoneyard next to the cathedral.