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The cult of St George in medieval England

Author: Jonathan Good
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shortlisted for the Katharine Briggs Award 2010. Recently, St George has enjoyed a modest revival as a specifically English national symbol. But how became the patron saint of England in the first place has always been a mystery. He was not English, nor was his principal shrine there - the usual criteria for national patronage; yet his status and fame have eclipsed all others. Instead, it was Edward III's use of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
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Good, Jonathan.
Cult of St George in medieval England.
Woodbridge : Boydell Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009280591
(OCoLC)319210441
Named Person: George, Saint; George, Saint; George, Saint; Georg (Heiliger)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Good
ISBN: 9781846157127 1846157129
OCLC Number: 701719391
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 198 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: George the Saint, England the nation --
The cult of St. George : origins, development, and arrival in England --
Royal St. George, 1272-1509 --
Popular St. George in late medieval England --
St. George's post-medieval career.
Responsibility: Jonathan Good.

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A survey of the cult of St George in the middle ages, investigating its beginning and growth, and its manipulation for political and other ends.  Read more...

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Demonstrate[s] the abiding power of a national symbol supported by monarchs from the crusading Richard I to our own time. THE RICARDIAN The book is definitely a full, erudite consideration of the Read more...

 
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