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On the Trail of the Real St George free pdf Entertaining yet scholarly account of how an obscure saint from the Middle East has become the patron saint of England and one of the most popular saints in the world. St George is one of the most instantly recognisable saints that has ever existed. His bold red cross on a white background waves from football terraces wherever England play, flutters from cars and flies proudly from English flagpoles everywhere. And yet surprisingly few people are aware of where he has come from, how he developed and what has made him what he is today. In this book, the truth behind the legend is revealed. Was there really a dragon? How did St George get his red cross? Why is he England's patron saint?. This fascinating book draws on the most recent academic research into folklore and legends to put together an accurate account of St George's original life story, and how he has developed in folklore and legend to become what he is today.

About Oliver Hayes

Oliver Hayes is a student of folklore who has studied the folk beliefs and traditions of the British Isles for some years. This is his first book on a folklore theme, having previously written on the subject for magazines, journals and newspapers, as well as a number of history books.

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Author : Oliver Hayes
Publisher : Bretwalda Books
Data Published : 26 July 2012
ISBN : 1907791523
EAN : 9781907791529
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 96 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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