A Moment in History: St. George

by ian

In Europe, one of the most famous accounts of the “archetypal knight who slays a dragon” story comes from the 3rd Century A.D. and is centered around a courageous Christian saint from the Middle East. This man would become the patron saint of the English people and he is celebrated as a martyr of the early church.  Much of his life is shrouded in legend. His most famous deed, of course, was the legendary slaying of a dragon and the rescue of a princess. He is Saint George, Roman soldier and Christian martyr.