St. George

St. George : Hero, Martyr and Myth

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Who was St George and how did he become patron saint, not only of England, but many other European countries? The author explores the wealth of myth and legend, art and inspiration which surrounds this obscure 4th-century Christian martyr.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 200.15 x 268.73 x 23.88mm | 1,075.01g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Sutton Publishing Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • illustrated edition
  • 50 colour and 60 b&w integrated illustrations
  • 0750924527
  • 9780750924528

Table of contents

The origins of the cult; St George the martyr - torture and resurrection; the virgin's knight - St George and the chivalric ideal; the heavenly warrior - the military saint and patron of England; the dragon myth - light versus dark; epilogue - the afterlife of a hero.show more
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