Another ancient English flag, The Wessex Flag dates to around the 6th Century. Designed to represent The Kingdom of Wessex (in Southern England). The flag consisted of a red field featuring a large golden dragon (or Wyvern) in the center and taking up the vast majority of the flag. The dragon symbolized imperial strength and might. A “White Dragon” was documented as being the Standard of King Harold II. It may also be one of the first representations of “”the dragon” for use by English Royalty.