St. George is the patron saint of England. His emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England, and part of the British flag. St George's emblem was adopted by Richard The Lion Heart and brought to England in the 12th century
St George was a brave Roman soldier who protested against the Romans' torture of Christians and died for his beliefs. The popularity of St George in England stems from the time of the early Crusades when it is said that the Normans saw him in a vision and were victorious.
The award-winning Farndon Boathouse, 20 minutes from Grantham, is quite rightly celebrating St George's Day with a 4-course meal and arrival drink. Celebrate an evening of the best of England as they serve some of the country's best-loved exports, ending with the Beatles tribute band - The Fab 4.
You will enjoy local produce, traditional English recipes, dishes and drinks and I think I better book a table for mums birthday!
One of the best-known stories about Saint George is his fight with a dragon. But it is highly unlikely that he ever fought a dragon, and even more unlikely that he ever actually visited England. Despite this, St George is known throughout the world as the dragon-slaying patron saint of England.