The Legendary Tale of St George and the Dragon

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The slaying of the dragon by St George has long been discussed by historians, and in recent times again became the topic of controversy about the true origins in history of St George.

There are many early writings from the 14th Century.  During the reign of Edward III, in 1348 the King established the Order of the Garter and picked St George as it’s special patron.  In other writings we see St George in earlier times such as 4th century as a Byzantine warrior in the middle east!  [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”4934″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”4890″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]At Alba Shed we have a fine selection of medieval life sized models of knights, cavaliers and amazing coloured dragons.   So if you would like to recreate your own legend of the slaying of the dragon, we have the perfect props to let your imagination run wild.

The slaying of the dragon comes from a place in Libya called Selene.  As the legend goes the Dragon was fed sheep on a daily basis, once all the sheep had gone, it was fed young maidens.  As the final maiden would inevitably the King’s young daughter Cleodolinda – it was agreed that unless a Knight could be found to slay the dragon, she would be sacrificed.  

As legend would have it, the King had promised his daughter’s hand in marriage for slaying the dragon.  Along comes St George to accept the challenge, and defeated the dragon.  Allegedly he fell of his horse, but did not give up the fight, and managed to slay the dragon by piercing it under the wing where there were no scales.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]