Originally published on Art UK

FSaint George is often imagined as the dragon-slaying patron saint of England, a chivalrous medieval knight who rescues damsels in distress.

However Saint George is not purely an English national and religious symbol, but an international and even multicultural one. He is an important and celebrated saint in many other countries, regions and cities all over the world, including Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy (Venice and Genoa), Lithuania, Malta, Palestine, Portugal, Russia, and Spain (Aragon, Catalonia and Valencia).

To commemorate the saint's day on 23rd April, here's an art historical exploration to further examine the cultural roots of Saint George. ... See More

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