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St GEORGE

Patron Saint of England, Boy Scouts, Soldiers and Farmers

Patron Saint of England. Which is strange as he was imported by Crusaders returning from the Palestine area.

Originally a soldier, he was converted and opposed Roman Emperor Diocletian — which earned him repeated bouts of torture from which he always made miraculous recoveries.

Eventually beheading seemed to work, but not really as the legends live on. He is now immortalized on pub signs throughout Britain and a whole new career of dragon-slaying blossomed.

The dragon seems to have originated in Libya — but having legendary wings it was no doubt capable of turning up all over the place for repeat performances. As Britain has never been short of dragon legends, it's not really surprising St GEORGE would get entangled with a serpent or two.

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Article last updated on 25 February 2006
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT St GEORGE : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : GEORGE
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : ???-303
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 128

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