St. George - Chivalry
Pictured on our 4.3mm Cable Chain
St. George (d. c. 303), the patron saint of England who personifies chivalry, achieved great popularity based on the legend of his courageous slaying of a dragon that terrorized a country only appeased by offerings of sheep, culminating in the sacrifice of the king’s daughter. George rode into battle with the serpent where armies had failed and killed the beast with a single blow of his lance. Afterwards, George delivered a compelling sermon and converted the king and 15,000 locals to Christianity, immediately giving the king’s reward to the poor. St. George’s legend inspired many over the ages with his feast day, April 23rd, held in similar importance as Christmas in the 15th century. His popularity flourished with the importance of chivalry.