Saint George Cufflinks
Good quality rhodium plated St. George cufflinks from Elizabeth Parker. These coloured enamel cufflinks have a width of 20mm and feature twist lock fastening. For England and St. George! These oval cufflinks feature an enamelled cross of Saint George and are ideal for anyone looking to celebrate their English heritage or supporting English sporting teams. With rhodium plating for protection against wear, these Saint George cufflinks come in a slimline presentation box and make a charming and thoughtful present.The Legend of Saint George
According to legend, Saint George was a soldier in the Roman army who later became venerated as a Christian martyr. His parents were Christians of Greek background and accounts differ regarding whether George was born in Cappadocia or Syria Palaestina, but agree that he was raised at least partly in Lydda. Saint George became an officer in the Roman army in the Guard of Diocletian, who ordered his death for failing to recant his Christian faith.
Legend has it that a dragon or crocodile makes its nest at the spring that provides water for the city of "Silene". Consequently, the citizens have to dislodge the dragon from its nest for a time, to collect water. To do so, each day they offer the dragon at first a sheep, and if no sheep can be found, then a maiden is the best substitute for one. The victim is chosen by drawing lots. One day, this happens to be the princess. The monarch begs for her life to be spared, but to no avail. She is offered to the dragon, but then Saint George appears on his travels. He faces the dragon, protects himself with the sign of the Cross, slays the dragon, and rescues the princess. The citizens abandon their ancestral paganism and convert to Christianity.
The Cross of Saint George
Saint George's Cross (or the Cross of Saint George) was originally the ensign of the Republic of Genoa and was used successively by crusaders and then adopted by England. It became associated with Saint George, the "warrior saint" often depicted as a crusader from the late Middle Ages.
According to legend, the crusaders received miraculous help at the siege of Antioch on 28 June 1098 from a great army on white horses, clothed in white and bearing white banners, led by St George, St Demetrius, and St Mercurius. However, there was no association of the red cross with St George before the end of the crusades. The red cross in particular was associated with the Knights Templar, from the time of the Second Crusade (1145), but in 1188 red and white crosses were chosen to identify the French and English troops in the "Kings' Crusade" of Philip II of France and Henry II of England, respectively. Together with the Jerusalem Cross, the plain "George's Cross" became a recognizable symbol of the crusader from about 1190, and in the 13th century it came to be used as a standard or emblem by numerous leaders or polities who wanted to associate themselves with the crusades.
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St. George Cufflinks Features
- Quick Order Code: #377
- Cufflinks Brand: Elizabeth Parker
- Cufflinks Artcode: CB610
- Style: Flags & Emblems Cufflinks
- Shape: Oval
- Fastening: Twist Lock
- Colour: Red & White
- Face Dimensions: 20 x 15mm
- Material: Coloured Enamel
- Finish: Rhodium Plated
- Packaging: Slimline Presentation Box
Search Terms: CB610, Football Cufflinks, Saint George Cufflinks, British Cufflinks
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