Thursday, 23 April 2009

St George and the Steamechanised Dragon

Upon this Great traditional day of 23 April, which lies at the heart of any true Englishman, I present a new vision of the Dragonslayer St George, patron saint of (amongst others) Aragon, Catalonia, England, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Portugal, Russia, and Palestine.

A Roman soldier from Palestine who was executed following torture upon the wheel of swords, George is most reknowned, through the tale brought back to Europe during the Crusades, for his slaying of a ferocious Dragon who terrorised the town of Silene.

Now, Cliff Cramp provides a wonderful new image of St George standing over the slain, steamechanised Dragon, his valet behind him, having used Technology to better the beast. Which, to my mind, smack a little of cheating....