St George and The Dragon
St George, who according to the Golden Legend, killed a Dragon to save a Princess. Both heroic and chivalrous, he stabbed the Dragon with his lance on a hill in Berkshire (or was it Lydda!) and legend has it that no grass now grows where the Dragon’s blood was spilt.
The Legend of St George is fascinating and well worth reading about. Not much is known about him but his incredible courage in the face of torture and keeping true to his faith meant that his stories travelled through Europe at breakneck speed and his message of strength in times of adversity was received emphatically in England during the time of the occupation of the Romans.
It wasn’t until the Middle Ages that he was adopted as the Patron Saint of England by King Edward III who formed the Order of the Garter in St. George’s name in 1350 before King Henry V adopted him as his protector during the battle of Agincourt and is who we now call upon in times of great peril to help save the country from it’s enemies.
During the time of the Renaissance St George was depicted as a romantic figure who stands up to injustice and is courageous and chivalrous. Shakespeare even immortalised him in word by his famous speech in Henry V “Cry God, for Harry, for England and St George!”
St George’s Day falls on 23rd April each year and you can have your very own St George appear at your event. We have been part of Medieval Feasts, Jousting Tournaments, publicity photoshoots, school fetes and even been a symbol of courage at a Children’s Hospital (which is a privilege we will never forget).
Contact Us to find out how to have St George appear at your event, in full armour on Horseback, with the option of extra Knights or a full show. We even have Dragons we can recommend to recreate the famous scene!
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