Saint George is on the 23rd of April and he is patron saint of England.
His emblem is a red cross on a white background :

Saint George was a brave Roman soldier. The Roman Emperor was a pagan who workshipped many gods, he began to persecute Catholics. He protested against the Romans' torture of Christians and died for his beliefs.
A story dating back to the 6th century tells that St George rescued a maiden from a fire-breathing dragon.

This painting is by Rogier van der Weyden (click here to make it bigger); see if you can find:
  • a skull
  • the dragon´s teeth
  • the reflection of the town
  • the horse´s tongue
  • the dragon´s scales
Can you answer these questions:
  • Describe the picture.
  • What is the princess wearing?
  • What emblem tells you the man on the horse is Saint George?
  • What is he doing?

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