A fourth century Christian, St George became the patron saint of England. The legend of St George permeates current day society in many ways. For example images of him in combat with a dragon are widely used as well as extensive use his flag - a red cross on a white background. He is regarded for his chivalry and is seen as both a hero and martyr.
In St George Hero, Martyr and Myth the author, Samatha Riches, investigates the stories, myths and symbolism surrounding St George. She aims to clarify who he was and why he became England's patron saint.