7 St George's Day facts and 5 English myths From The Northern Echo 4.
St George was beheaded for resigning his military post and protesting against his pagan leader, the Emperor Diocletian (245 313 AD), who led Rome's persecution of Christians. 5. Before ray bans wayfarer cheap the cult of St George was brought back from the Crusades, the top choice for England's patron saint was Edmund the Martyr, one of the Whuffings, East Anglia's ruling family. Edmund is also the patron saint of pandemics, torture victims, and wolves. 6. St George is the Patron Saint of Scouting and on the Sunday nearest to 23 April scouts and guides throughout England parade ray bans sunglasses sale through the streets. 7. His emblem, a red cross on a white background, was adopted by Richard The Lionheart and brought to England in the 12th century, when the king's soldiers would wear it on their tunics to avoid confusion in battle. And five things you might have thought were English but aren't. 1. Fish and chips: The quintessential English fast food but fried fish was actually introduced into Britain by Jewish refugees from Portugal and Spain. 2. Polo: Is anything more English than rubbing shoulders with the high rollers at a polo match at the height of summer? Yet English plantation owners actually learned polo from locals in the Indian state of Assam in the 19th century. 3. Tea: We all know the English love a good cuppa! A lot of people know that tea was first grown in China, which was then taken to India by the British. But did you know that the tea bag was accidently invented by a New York tea merchant? In the very early 1900s, Thomas Sullivan sent his customers samples of tea in silken bags. Rather than emptying the tea from the bag, some assumed they should be used in the same way as metal infusers and consequently, the tea bag was born. 4.
Pubs: Long has the British population relished a pint in the local pub but it was after the arrival of the Romans, and the Roman road network, that inns began ray ban 3426 to appear where a passer by could enjoy a refreshing beverage. 5. Saint George: Believe it or not, even Saint George himself was born abroad! Although historians have argued about his place of birth for ray ban official over a century, it is believed that that Saint George was born to a Greek Christian noble family in Syria.
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