Friday, 23 April 2010

23rd April 303 - St. George

St. George is the patron saint of England. His emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England, and part of the British flag. St George's emblem was adopted by Richard The Lion Heart and brought to England in the 12th century. The king's soldiers wore it on their tunics to avoid confusion in battle.

St George was a brave Roman soldier who protested against the Romans' torture of Christians and died for his beliefs.

One of the best-known stories about Saint George is his fight with a dragon. But it is highly unlikely that he ever fought a dragon, and even more unlikely that he ever actually visited England. Despite this, St George is known throughout the world as the dragon-slaying patron saint of England!

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Eddie Gaul Dolly Knits
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3 comments:

  1. Great picks - love the bag especially, Di x

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  2. Very cool items - I really like the postage stamp cushion idea, what fun. x

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  3. Great choices. The tube map bag is fab!

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