The story of St. George and his dragon goes back to the 12th century.
There are many versions of story of St. George slaying the dragon,
but most agree on the following:
- A town was terrorised by a dragon.
- A young princess was offered to the dragon
- When George heard about this he rode into the village
- George slayed the dragon and rescued the princess
Hundreds of years later as the English rushed into battle
they cried, “For England and Saint George!”
photo and story courtesy of ProjectBritain.com