A selection of facts, poems and a wordsearch to teach children about dragons and the patron saint of England.

A selection of facts, poems and a wordsearch to teach children about dragons and the patron saint of England.

10 Things you should know about St George’s Day. St George’s Day is a time to celebrate the patron saint of England.  It’s a super excuse to enjoy or learn about some of England’s customs and traditions, and also to think about knights and castles and dragons!

10 Things you should know about St George’s Day. St George’s Day is a time to celebrate the patron saint of England. It’s a super excuse to enjoy or learn about some of England’s customs and traditions, and also to think about knights and castles and dragons!

HAPPY ST GEORGE'S DAY AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!   St George in stained glass. South front of the church of Sarum St Thomas in Salisbury.

HAPPY ST GEORGE'S DAY AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!! St George in stained glass. South front of the church of Sarum St Thomas in Salisbury.

blessed-margaret-pole - Martyr of England.She was born Margaret Plantagenet,the niece of Edward IV and Rich­ard III.She married Sir Reginald Pole about 1491 and bore five sons, including Reginald Cardinal Pole. Margaret was widowed,named countess of Salisbury,and appointed governess to Princess Mary,daughter of Henry VIII/Queen Catherine of Aragon, Spain.She opposed Henry’s mar­riage to Anne Boleyn,and the king exiled her from court,although he had called her “the holiest woman in England.”

blessed-margaret-pole - Martyr of England.She was born Margaret Plantagenet,the niece of Edward IV and Rich­ard III.She married Sir Reginald Pole about 1491 and bore five sons, including Reginald Cardinal Pole. Margaret was widowed,named countess of Salisbury,and appointed governess to Princess Mary,daughter of Henry VIII/Queen Catherine of Aragon, Spain.She opposed Henry’s mar­riage to Anne Boleyn,and the king exiled her from court,although he had called her “the holiest woman in England.”

Hans Holbein the Younger, Sir Thomas More, 1527, Tempera on wood, 74,2 x 59 cm, Frick Collection, New York

Hans Holbein the Younger, Sir Thomas More, 1527, Tempera on wood, 74,2 x 59 cm, Frick Collection, New York

In the year 1348 King Edward Ill established the Knights of the Garter, which is the oldest order of Chivalry in Europe.The Insignia of the order consists of a collar and badge appendant known as the George, the Star,the Garter and the Sash with the Investment Badge called the lesser George.It was in the year 1415 that St. George became the Patron Saint of England when English Soldiers under Henry V won the battle of Agincourt.

In the year 1348 King Edward Ill established the Knights of the Garter, which is the oldest order of Chivalry in Europe.The Insignia of the order consists of a collar and badge appendant known as the George, the Star,the Garter and the Sash with the Investment Badge called the lesser George.It was in the year 1415 that St. George became the Patron Saint of England when English Soldiers under Henry V won the battle of Agincourt.

Queen Mary I of England and her husband Phillip II of Spain by the English School. The marriage took place 2 days after their meeting, on 25 Jul the day of St. James- patron saint of Spain.

Queen Mary I of England and her husband Phillip II of Spain by the English School. The marriage took place 2 days after their meeting, on 25 Jul the day of St. James- patron saint of Spain.

Saint Margaret of Scotland. Queen consort of Scotland, princess of England. House of Wessex. Canonized in 1250 by Pope Innocent IV.(31st great grandmother on mom's side)

Saint Margaret of Scotland. Queen consort of Scotland, princess of England. House of Wessex. Canonized in 1250 by Pope Innocent IV.(31st great grandmother on mom's side)

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