Thursday, 23 April 2015

Saint George's Day

Happy Saint George's Day. Here's my favourite painting of Saint George and the Dragon (c. 1460) one of two by Paolo Uccello. (CLICK to see a larger graphic or visit The National Gallery in London to view the original.) England is the only country in the UK that doesn't have a holiday for its patron saint. Not that I'm into saints, but fair's fair. Will any political party in the general election pledge a holiday for Saint George? Come on. This could be the issue that breaks the deadlock.


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