[Ques] Which country began the tradition of flying flags at half-mast?

The Quiz: Which country began the tradition of flying flags at half-mast?

A Great Britain
B United States
C France

Many historians believe flags were first lowered to half-mast (or ‘half-staff’ in US English usage), in 1612 when the crew of the British ship Heart’s Ease honored captain James Hall, who had died during an expedition to Greenland.

The correct answer to this quiz is Great Britain.

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