What does "flew standard" mean?

"According to eyewitness reports some flew standards showing Elizabeth standing in triumph over a prostrate Philip, while others carried effigies of the Spanish ruler and Pope Sixtus which they set on fire, much to the consternation of the watching Italian and Spanish merchants."

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    It is referring to flags. In the olden days they were often referred to as standards.

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