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Apr. 23rd, 2014 11:41 am
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It has been pointed out that today is not ecclesiastically speaking St George's day. The dragon breathes easier.

dragon safely in mug of tea

Date: 2014-04-23 06:32 pm (UTC)
sunflowerinrain: Drawing of dragon, artist Tim Gillott (dragon)
From: [personal profile] sunflowerinrain
Confused. The dragon was the White Dragon of England in the days when the patron saint of England was St Edmund, yes? It was killed by the Norman invaders, and then they introduced this Turkish bloke as patron saint, lording it over the poor dragon.

So why do the English happily celebrate St George's Day?

Date: 2014-04-24 08:04 pm (UTC)
sunflowerinrain: Drawing of dragon, artist Tim Gillott (dragon)
From: [personal profile] sunflowerinrain
Best. Love the dragons!

Date: 2014-04-28 10:24 am (UTC)
sparrowsion: tree sparrow (tree sparrow)
From: [personal profile] sparrowsion
'cos everyone's forgotten about the white dragon; now there's just y ddraig goch and St George's day is about English nationalism at the expense of the Welsh?

Date: 2014-04-28 12:57 pm (UTC)
sunflowerinrain: Singing at the National Railway Museum (Default)
From: [personal profile] sunflowerinrain
I think the flag should be a red dragon and a white dragon gazing lovingly at each other.

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