St George in English History

St George in English History

St George in English History

St George has become a topic of debate as more and more people wave his flag to proclaim their allegiance and identity. But who was St George? How did this Palestinian martyr become England’s patron saint and an icon of English culture? And what is his relevance for today’s secular, multicultural England?

Discover what modern research reveals about how the legend of St George the dragon-slayer grew up, the origin of the cross of St George, the fantastic variety of ways the figure of St George appears in English culture, and what St George has to do with English identity. Discover the roles of Richard I, Edward III and Henry VIII in making St George the patron saint of England.

With a foreword by Professor Emeritus Dan Brown, this richly-illustrated celebration of English culture shows how St George can be reinterpreted for our times while remaining true to our English heritage. English yet international, revered both by Christians and Muslims, St George is a multicultural figure who symbolizes universal values.

Discover the legend of St George and the Dragon