St George, Dragons and Medieval SalisburyAugust 2021
Blue Badge guide, David Richards will host an evening walk and talk through Salisbury, introducing us to St George, Dragons and Medieval Beasts in the city!
St George, the dragon slayer, has been the patron saint of England since the time of Edward lll. The medieval Merchant Guild of Salisbury chose him as their patron saint and the resultant Fraternity of St George effectively ruled the city. Portrayals of dragons are still scattered throughout the modern city. Today Salisbury is also rich in mythical and modern allusions to other extraordinary creatures. This walk examines the role of animal images, both real and fabulous, in the life of the city. Discover Salisbury’s special historical relationship with St George and the city’s amazing range of dragons, wyverns, griffins, unicorns and other fantastical beasts.
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