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."
- David B.Lv 74 weeks agoFavourite answer
It is referring to flags. In the olden days they were often referred to as standards.