In comments on the previous post about St George, Dr Joe Shaw implies that we could have two patrons, or even three if we count St Edward the Confessor (whom I am not biased against, as his feast day is my birthday).
It seems that this has occurred to others already. I am rather struck by the neat distinction in the midst of the compromise seen below:
St George (red cross) for the nation; St Edmund (crown and arrows) for the people. This distinction needs some further meditation, as there may possibly be a fly in this ointment. Not too sure as yet. But this designation, Patron Saint of the English, seems to have some traction, judging by this car sticker:
In fact, the county flag of Suffolk already emblazons a compromise officially:
How it makes one think…