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Incidentally, St. George is also the patron saint of Ferrara.
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On Wed, 19 Apr 2006 05:56:32 EDT
  Susan Hoyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and 
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> In a message dated 19/04/2006 04:30:51 GMT Daylight Time, 
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> writes:
> <<Briefly, she says no one's quite sure when and why St. George 
> came to 
> be patron of England. Edward I (reigned 1272-1307) seems to have 
> been 
> the instigator of the practice of displaying St. George's banner  
> alongside those of the native patrons St. Edmund and St. Edward the 
> 
> Confessor. By the time of Edward III (reigned 1327-77) royal 
>devotion 
> to  St. George really came to the fore.>>
> 
> That may be true -- I am no expert -- but Hardham Church in Sussex 
>has some  
> stunning wall-paintings dated to some time not long after 1100 which 
>feature,  
> amongst much else, St George.  There is a delightful article from 
>1901 at  
> _http://www.sussexchurches.co.uk/hardham.htm_ 
> (http://www.sussexchurches.co.uk/hardham.htm)  which  is obviously 
>out-of-date, but it gives a  flavour.
> 
> Susan
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