The print is taken from the Alfred the Great statue at Winchester. Alfred, possibly more than any other king, was instrumental in the forging of the modern English nation. In the Viking wars of the 9th century Alfred stood alone against the Viking hoards and after winning a series of battles turned the tide in favour of the English. It was said that in these battles, although often outnumbered, Alfred fought "like a wild boar". He is the only English king named "the great" - a title he richly deserves.
The wording at the bottom of the image is taken from an Anglo-saxon poem written in Old English. It reads “Advice must be given, rune written, song sung, fame earned, judgment pronounced, the day seized”
The branded arm patch shows the Senlak White Dragon logo - inspired by the White dragon of the Anglo-Saxons, the oldest known emblem of the English, dating back well over a millennia along with the wording "Senlak - Rebel English Apparel". A great man once said:
"I understand, and admire the English, they have a healthy disrespect for authority, you tell an Englishman not to do something, and what does he do, he goes right away and does it!"
"Never forget that only dead fish swim with the tide..."
It is often good to remind ourselves of exactly who we are. The English are a positive people who have accomplished many great things. We have a history of radical thought and action and are rebellious in nature. Our much-prized principles of individual liberty and freedom can be traced directly back to our very early ancestors. Often, we have fought for these principles and they have shaped not only our country but much of the modern world.
We hope this t-shirt encompasses even a small part of all this.